I have secured admission to PhD in Fresno. Its a fully paid course. An organization has come forward to sponsor more than 50% of the cost if I work with them in India after completion of PhD. I am not sure if that helps my J1 chances?
Again, a variation of two previously asked questions. You really should consider hiring an attorney to address all of these issues as getting advice piecemeal can only confuse you and assure thaty ou will be making a mistake. I should think thatthe obligation to work in India after completion of your J-1 program would, if anything enhance your chances of getting the J-1, it guaranees that you will be returning to India upon completion of of your program. But seriously, you are an obviously intelligent gentleman, you should realize that answers to complicated fact patterns should not sought piecemeal on an Immigration blog.
You should contact an immigration law attorney in your area. Best of luck to you.
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If the course is fully paid ... why do you need the additional 50%?
Although it "shouldn't" be a problem, more details are needed. Talk to an attorney in private, many of us use Skype.
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