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Any good immigration attorneys in New Jersey/ New York, need help, was let go on Friday. Please help.

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You can also reach out to Fwd.us, an immigration advocacy organization started by Mark Zuckerberg. They may be able to point you to some resources. I have a lot of friends whose "cool startup employers" suddenly went bust, and fwd is full of these startup types.

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C1 you're out of your element. I'm not advocating perjury, just presenting options of what's possible. OP you need to contact an immigration attorney in that area. I have no recs, but your situation is not dire. You can easily stay here, legally, for years, with work authorization, while this process plays out.

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Try Diana Pinzescu at Fisher and Frommer. They helped me with the gc. I think they charge like 150-200 for an initial consult, and will work on a sliding scale basis for fees if you are in a pinch. Based in midtown.

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Change your name to Rodriguez; Obama and Clinton won't deport you thereafter.

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Also see the Deloitte guy's post about tourist visa options. You may need to apply for the tourist visa within 10 days to maintain status, unless PwC can keep paying you for a few months and keep the h-1 active. This may be an option so ask HR. Good luck!

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Wtf? Claiming domestic violence when there's been none is absolutely shady and illegal. I hope you're not actually listening to legal advice on FB.

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I'm not out of my element, I'm a lawyer. And I have my own immigration lawyer. What are you?

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Yes

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Which is your native country?

India

Hmm tough, but possible. Male or female?

Also take care of yourself op. The next couple of months may be tough with switching jobs, so you need to remain positive and focused.

OP, are you open to desi consulting options? Its legit

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Apply for political or religious asylum. If you're a female you can claim certain types of violence as well (such as domestic violence). You get to keep work authorization while in asylum proceedings. Can drag those out for awhile with continuances. Good luck.

D1 that's a bit shady. Wouldn't they check? The tourist visa is completely legal so no shadiness.

It's not shady at all. Perfectly within the confines of the law. They may not grant you asylum being from India (South America/Middle East would be better), but you can at least drag out the process.

And the asylum app is all about the work authorization. You don't get that with a tourist visa.

Ok d1 as long as it's legit 💁

D1 who should i contact for these options?

P2, I heard and explored desi consulting options, looks like they will first market me, only if I get a project will they apply for the visa. Do you know otherwise?

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