zomginternets wrote:Your other greencard options are through an immediately relative that's a US citizen (i.e. marriage), or green card lottery.
When I was on a student visa, I heard a rumor that the government will sometimes deny student visa applications or renewals if the person has entered the green card lottery. People on student visas are not supposed to have an intent to immigrate to the US, and apparently applying for a green card under the lottery scheme is taken as evidence of that intent. This might just have been the foreign student equivalent of an urban myth, though.
On the broader topic: IMHO, your best chance of getting a job is big law, since big law is most likely to be willing and able to spend the money to file the paperwork and pay the fees, and big law has international clients.