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Got laid off and on a visa. I don't have anything lined up and probably 'll have to leave the country after 3 yrs and I really dont want to. I'm utterly depressed. I feel life had finally defeated me

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Are you in ny? I'd be happy to interview you. I'm a CCO. What type of visa? Please post an email address I can contact you at.

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OP are you open to relocating to like Detroit or somewhere? Do you have auto experience? Can you link your book? I will send to my friend who is a VP/CD or GCD (my brain is shit). Don’t know if they’re hiring but he may know someone. He’s on a visa too.

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^Donald?

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OK, it was funny for a bit but OP is a foreigner (like me) who must not be into following the insanity of U.S. politics and is in distress based on their visa situation so let's not hijack the post for other entrainment.

OP, it's related to some of the many stupid things Trump says. Don't bother finding out more, it's better if you don't know.

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Alright, alright.

Marriage gives you grounds for switching status.

You could enroll full time into a cheap community college near you, but make sure they issue I-20s. You can't work full time but you get to stay and look for jobs.

Bigger tech companies are more likely to sponsor h1b.

Or you can offer a company to pay the lawyer/filing expenses yourself, if you can. Shouldn't be more that $12k, I think.

Canada has a fairly easy and relatively fast immigration process.

Don't overstay and get out of status, that will mess things up for life.

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We may had talked fcb1 but here it is fishingajob@gmail.com

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What city / country are you hoping to stay in? Someone here may know if their agency is hiring.

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It’s a shitty situation. Sorry. If you got a severance package ask them if you can stay on the payroll for the duration of the severance pay and take garden leave or ‘vacation’ will buy you more time to figure things out

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I have 60 days. Been looking for a new job since October and nothing happened I don't think it will now

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Where do you live OP?

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Are you on an O1? If so, there are some lawyers that sponsor you, so you are technically independent. It might be worth looking into that

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Yeah O1 ... nyc

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Can you give me a contact to send you PM1? Thanks everyone for the support .

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Fall in love and marry a citizen.

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Bigly.

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I wish I had this innocence. ☝

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I’m sorry, OP. How long do you have to find something and what market are you in? Start sending your resume everywhere! Has your layoff already happened or are you able to negotiate with the company to have them give you time (i.e. pay your severance over several weeks or months vs. all at once so that you can keep your visa active while you look for something else)?

So so sorry ❤️
Do you have recruiters to reach out to? Best of luck!!!

*hugs*

I've heard of freelance creatives being on artist visas, is that a potential option? The person who told me just said they had to be sure to get headlines regularly, which he did through ad side projects...

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