Mar 11, 2009 12:50 AM GMT
I am usually reluctant to make this kind of a post on here, but I could use thoughts from people. Responses, such as "that is so sad", is not what I want. I (we) need someone who thinks differently than us, to help us with a problem.
My partner, A., is a citizen of India in the US on a work visa. He has been working for a small firm that has collapsed, and that would like to cease operations by the end of next week, but can drag its feet (for him) until the end of the month. He has another position lined up at a university. His former adviser has been kind enough to set him up with a position for a few months until he finds work again in the private sector. The problem is that they can't kick the funding/process the paperwork until May 1st. A. has hours to leave the country after his current company officially folds. Right now A. is plotting to go to Canada, to stay with a friend for a month.
I cannot afford the rent by myself here, and this will seriously destroy our finances, as I will be the only income for a month. Does anyone know of anyways to keep him in the country (at the least, that will reduce the cost of paying for both of us in two separate countries), better yet keep him working. Any lawyers out there?
We have already thought of a tourist visa. Won't work. The application process for developing worlders (is that a word?) is almost 10 months.
/crying won't help, praying won't do you no good
//when the levee breaks, momma you got to move