My friend is waiting for a sibling green card under the Reuniting Families program and has also been here for years as a graduate student. Waiting for the green card in her homeland would be extremely difficult for a number of family and financial reasons. Is there anything I can do as a US citizen to speed up this process so she isn't sent back into her country at the end of her degree program?
I agree with my colleagues, there is nothing you can do that would allow your friend to circumvent the current immigration laws. If she has an advanced degree in her field, she may want to explore whether any employers would be willing to petition on her behalf to obtain some type of employment-based classification. She should consult with an immigration attorney who can discuss these avenues with her in greater detail.
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