I am an International graduate student at Xavier University of Louisiana. I am from Egypt and I came to the United States, Louisiana in 2014. My kids are with me and they are in schools here. My husband works in Cairo, Egypt and he comes to visit us every 3 or 4 months. I got my first masters degree in Education from Xavier, and Now, I am in my second Masters program which is Educational Leadership. I am working as a Teacher under OPT, but the school is not sponsoring work visa. I need to know what are my possibilities to live in this country and to apply for green card, If I cannot find a sponsor for H1B, and I neither want to do asylum. Thank you so much!
Difficult situation, as you don't seem to be of neither "Extraordinary Ability" nor "National Interest Waiver" self-petition caliber, where you do not need any employer sponsorship.
If you want to continue remaining here, then you should strive to convince a school to sponsor you for the O-1 visa, which am confident a good, experienced lawyer who knows what he/she is doing could qualify you for. A non-profit institution such as a school could also easily (more easily, in fact) apply for H-1B visa on your behalf.
Or, "Plan B": forget about your husband in Egypt, start dating, file for divorce, which you should easily obtain here, encounter the man (or woman) of your dreams - better make sure a US citizen first, though - remarry and apply for "green card".
Last, but not least, the possibility of "political" asylum for an Egyptian woman also exists - do not dismiss it offhand - consult with an experienced lawyer about it in private IF interested in exploring that option further.
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This will be difficult. I suggest that you talk to an attorney via Skype ... perhaps staying in school getting your EdD.
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