If I apply for a work permit based on severe economic hardship, am I putting my F-1 visa at risk?
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How to show economic need without convincing the immigration authorities that your situation is impossible.
I’m a foreign student at a U.S. college on the East Coast. My father in India recently suffered a heart attack, and is not sure he will be able to maintain his business. He was my primary source of financial support. I’d like to get a U.S. work permit to help cover my costs, but I’m worried that the immigration services won’t think I can earn enough to continue as a student. What should I do?