J-1 Waiver Approved for Egyptian National with US Citizen Child


Our client, a citizen of Egypt, came to the U.S. as a foreign medical graduate seeking a medical residency. He was subject to the 212(e) 2-year foreign residency requirement. Attorney Furqan was hired to file a J-1 waiver for him, and he argued that the requisite level of hardship existed for the waiver because he was a Coptic Christian in a country that discriminates against religious minorities, and because his U.S. citizen children were young and had medical conditions. USCIS approved the J-1 waiver and client was allowed to change his status from J-1 to H-1B, and later seek permanent residency.

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