Hi, your brother may try EB2 NIW (national interest waiver), which does not require any sponsor to obtaina green card. for non immigrant cisa, he can try O visa. He needs to consult with an experienced Immigration attorney.
Attorney Jae is a history professor and immigration attorney with an EB1/NIW specialty. This answer does not constitute attorney-client relationship and is for information only.
I really depends! Does he have an job offer here in the US? Just because he is a singer does not mean he can automatically get a immigration visa and then a Green Card. If wants to come here as a singer then he would need a job offer here and an employer who is willing to sponsor him for an H1b.
Could theoretically "self-petition" for either the EB-1 "extraordinary ability" or "National Interest Waiver" criteria (I usually recommend applying for both simultaneously, since when one qualifies for one category usu. also qualifies for the other) Both "extraordinary" categories are rather complex processes. You can read about the requirements here: http://www.uscis.gov/green-card/green-card-through-job/green-card-through-self-petition.
It's not enough to just be "a singer", without either national or international acclaim and hope to obtain a green card for artists.. Best course of action is to seek to find an employer to apply for an O-1 visa on your brother's visa first (if meets the O-1 "extraordinary ability" in the arts & entertainment criteria, which, in reality is much lower for O-1 than either EB-1 and/or NIW).
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