H-1B stamping after expressing asylum intent and B-1/2 denial
Posted Tue, 03/29/2011 - 21:21 by New Commer
I am a Non US Citizen/Perm Resident Physician with US residency training (completed on H-1B in 2004) and American Board Certification currently living in home country. I had to ask the US embassy in my home country by writing a letter in October 2010 about procedure for getting political asylum due to persecution I was facing. They replied asylum application is possible only for those present in US. Then six months ago I found a job in the US and applied for B-1 for job interview 3 months after I asked about asylum. I was refused because I had asked about asylum eventhough I was no longer facing persecution and was not interested in asylum any longer. Now my US employer wants to sponsor me for H-1 but needs to know if H-1 can again be refused by the embassy visa officer because I expressed interest in asylum last year? My employer wants to make sure I will not be denied H-1B stamping because he will pay for petition expenses and attorney fees. Please let me know. Thanks.