My name is Arthur, and I am a high school math teacher from Jamaica. I came to the US in 2018 on a J1 work visa as part of a program referred to as a “Cultural Exchange Program”. The main purpose of this program is to help solve the teacher-shortage problem by supplying qualified professionals from foreign countries through established agencies who act as “sponsors” for participating teachers. The program lasts for a maximum of 5 years at the end of which the participating teachers have the option to continue working in the US as long as they satisfy the following requirements:
Secure a “No Objection Statement” from their respective government. This is a document which grants permission/clearance from their native country on the basis that it has been verified that the teacher has no unsettled obligations with the government.
Find a school district that wants to hire the teacher and is willing to sponsor their H1B work visa.
Satisfy all the state requirements for licensing as a teacher; these include qualifications, passing the state exams and the FBI security background checks.
I have chosen to remain in the US to live and work, have submitted my application accordingly, and have met all the conditions above. The problem I am having is that when my papers were sent to Jamaica to obtain the necessary clearance, the person handling the task made the mistake of putting the WRONG NAME for the school I taught at in Jamaica. I kept calling and following up on the status of my papers because it was taking much longer than normal to be processed. After about 5 months of trying, I eventually got the assistance of a high-ranking official whose intervention revealed the error and had the situation rectified so that the document could be released. I had submitted my application in August but by the time the mistake was found out and corrected in April, the entire process was already 4 months behind.
I received my last paycheck (from my first job) on June 30, and my new job starts on or about July 20, but unfortunately, I cannot start working until the H1B work visa is ready, and because of the 4-months delay, I might not get it until October or November. In the meantime, I still need to pay my bills and take care of my wife and child in Jamaica; they will come to live with me as soon as my visa is ready. I am therefore in need of $12,000, the equivalent of 4 months’ net income, in order to take care of my responsibilities in the meantime. I have attached a copy of one of my paychecks as evidence.
For the last 5 years I have worked tirelessly and faithfully under very challenging circumstances to educate, motivate, guide and comfort the kids I teach, many of whom are from broken homes and harsh social environments, but I’m happy doing it because it is my God-given calling. I was very hesitant to ask for help, but the need is urgent and necessary, and for a very noble cause. Your donation of $12,000 will not only benefit my family and I personally but will greatly impact the lives of the hundreds of American children and parents whose lives I touch on a daily basis.
Your assistance will be greatly appreciated and will also be a huge contribution to helping educate, guide and inspire the children of our nation.
Sincerely: Arthur McIntosh (786) 613 0769
Here is my PayPal link: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/ArthurMcIntosh1107?v=1&utm_source=unp&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=RT000269&utm_unptid=6a7657ce-1cdd-11ee-959e-40a6b722825c&ppid=RT000269&cnac=US&rsta=en_US%28en-US%29&cust=2KWDHLWZFPR76&unptid=6a7657ce-1cdd-11ee-959e-40a6b722825c&calc=f362081360814&unp_tpcid=ppme-social-user-profile-created&page=main%3Aemail%3ART000269&pgrp=main%3Aemail&e=cl&mchn=em&s=ci&mail=sys&appVersion=1.183.0&xt=104038%2C124817