Yes, since the immigrant presumption needs to be overcome. She should stay away from J1 because of the home residency requirement.
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Attorney Alexander is right. The J visa is a non-immigrant visa and the I-130 petition signals an intent for her to immigrate, so the intentions are in conflict and the J visa application will likely be denied. In addition, many J visas have a 2 year home restriction, particularly those involving medical training.
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I agree with my colleagues.
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