J-1 hardship waiver due to political turmoil?

Asked 9 months ago - Folsom, CA

I'm a student on J-1 visa with 2 yrs home residency constraints, I'm from Egypt, and I've a US child. Could I file a waiver based on hardship for my child (due to recent violence in Egypt). That is there a violence actions and this may affect my child. US warns its citizens to leave Egypt.

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  1. Giacomo Jacques Behar

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    Answered . You've already asked this question before. Not enough grounds with which to get a waiver of your 2 years foreign residency requirement. You'll need much more than the argument you are raising. Schedule a consultation with an immigration lawyer to understand the process and what you'll need to qualify.

    Behar Intl. Counsel 619.234.5962 Kindly be advised that the answer above is only general in nature cannot be... more
  2. Stephen D. Berman

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    Answered . You can show that the child cannot move to Egypt, but that will not be sufficient to prove the child will suffer a hardship remaining in the U.S.

    The above is intended only as general information, and does not constitute legal advice. You must speak with an... more
  3. F. J. Capriotti III

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    Answered . Unfortunately, I agree with my colleagues on two counts:

    1. This is not a strong sounding case.

    2. You need to meet with an attorney for a paid consultation.

    PROFESSOR OF IMMIGRATION LAW for over 10 years -- This blog posting is offered for informational purposes only. It... more

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