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Jen Marie, Esq., Immigration Attorney
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Im a j1 visa student and i really dont like the job that i

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Hi im a j1 visa student and i really dont like the job that i was contracted to work here for various reasons one of them being my bad realtionship with my manager who basically threatened me by saying that i either work for them or i go back ti my country when i told them that i want ti quit. Can my sponsor end my sponsorship because i dont want to work a job against my will and what are my options?
JA: What is your official status? Do you have any pending applications or petitions with USCIS?
Customer: In on a j1 visa which is valid until september 30
JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?
Customer: Im still ob the program and i just sent an email to ny spibsir explaining all the reasons why i want to quit that job
JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?
Customer: Im still waiting for their response
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Immigration Law
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I just want to know if in the worst scenario my sponsor doesn't support my decision to quit this job and terminates my program, will i be able to work at my other job until my visa expires and can they really send me home just beacuse i dont want to work that job?
Expert:  Jen Marie, Esq. replied 1 year ago.

Hello, my name is ***** ***** I will be the immigration attorney helping you today.

Well yes unfortunately you only have the J1 visa through a specific sponsor. You cannot work at other jobs if you don't have a visa to work in that specific job. If you do not perform the job from your J1 visa, then the sponsor can terminate you and you would no longer have the visa. If you quit you also would no longer have the job. You could definitely be deported if you are terminated and no longer have J1 status.

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