I don't know where else to ask this, so here goes.
Basically, we want to bring over one of DH's nieces to the U.S. like an au pair. We would enroll her in ESL classes at a local high school and she'd take care of my daughter and perhaps a newer baby (if all goes well) for four hours per day, naturally with days off etc. These young ladies have extensive child care experience but nothing formal or paid, since that is not the norm in DH's home country. Our motivations are that we do not want a non-family member caring for the children, and it would also be cheaper for us, and we would like to help out his family members, who would not otherwise have the chance to learn English and see part of the United States.
B-1 looks like it's not available to us, since I'm staying here and do not have specific plans to leave the country and moreover this young woman (actually there are a couple we have in mind, we have to decide) was not working for me before. One young woman was working for us, but not for pay, just in exchange for English lessons. But she is the youngest. Is there a floor for the age of the student or babysitter, beyond of course the limit for working age?
J-1 looks like you have to go through an established agency.
A student visa for a high-schooler seems impossible as DH and I know many people who applied for that in his home country and they were all denied. The only people we know who did get visas all lied like the devil on all the forms and during the interviews and we just know that these young ladies couldn't do that (not that we'd want them to).
A green card seems unlikely since the young lady would be DH's niece, or our neighbour, not an immediate relative.
Any advice? Anyone else sponsor someone with a visa? I hate immigration!
It's not that the stay-at-home-parent gets to stay home with the kids. The kids get to stay home with a parent. Lucky Mom to DD1 (4 y) and DD2 (18 mo), Wife to Mercenary Dad