Suppose the following situation:
A postdoc is staying in the USA on a J1 visa at institute X (2 yr home residency requirement applies). She is offered another postdoc position at institute Y. The start of the appointment at institute Y is several months (say, 3-6 months) after the end of the appointment at X. This poses problems with the visa, of course.
What possible options does she have to be able to accept the position at Y? Is there any way out of this situation? I'm sure many people must have been in this situation before.