Phoenix, AZ asked in Immigration Law for Massachusetts

Q: Can my Canadian wife stay in the United States while she waits for her Green Card application?

We are visiting family in the United States and I was offered a job in the US which I would have to start in a few weeks if I accepted as I am not currently working in Canada. I am a US citizen and my wife is a Canadian citizen. We also have a baby that is both US and Canadian citizen. I do not want to live apart especially because of the baby. Can my wife stay in the US and apply for a green card while I work this new job?

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Myron Morales
Myron Morales
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  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Austin, TX

A: After she has been in the U.S. for 90 days, you can file a petition to adjust her status from visitor to lawful permanent resident. She can obtain a work and travel permit while the application is pending.

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