I would travel to and from my home country to do speaking/training engagements. I was compensated and bought a car in the US. They cancelled my B1/B2 because I abused it and now I would like to continue where I left off a year ago but do it right this time. I'm in the process of getting my bachelors degree and will apply for a H-1B visa in 2014 but Do you think I could get a J-1 Visa in the meantime so I can train to better my career while schooling for the Bachelors which will help me obtain the H1-B?
Your prior violation of your B-1/B-2 will be an ongoing problem. The J is for training and has the same non-immigrant intent requirements as apply to the B. Although your chances look slim, you can go ahead and try to find a J sponsor: http://j1visa.state.gov/participants/how-to-app...
I agree with my esteemed colleague.
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I would say the likelihood of your obtaining a new visa in any category is poor. This is because it appears that the government took the position that you gained entry into the United States by fraud (i.e. misrepresenting your intent) as you admitted that you "abused" your visa. A finding of fraud renders one permanently inadmissible, though waivers are sometimes available
You need to consult with an experienced immigration attorney who can review the specific facts of your case, advise you of the options available, and recommend how best to proceed.
Jeffrey A. Devore, Esq.
Board Certified Immigration Attorney
Devore Law Group, P.A.
2925 PGA Blvd., Suite 204
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
Telephone: (561) 478-5353
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