Your question is way too complicated for a meaningful response on a forum.
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This is quite complicated.
Have that friend talk to an attorney.
Or, better yet, have a 3-way Skype consultation ... many of us use Skype.
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I agree with my colleagues, your friend must have a consultation with an experienced attorney.
These types of cases are complicated, so you want an attorney with a lot of experience in this.
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This question depends on a number of factors. For example, I would be interested to know what country you are a citizen of, what country your friend is a citizen of, and what type of job you want to perform in the U.S., among other things. For that reason, it is wise to meet with an attorney and discuss these type of questions to figure out the best route for your case.
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