Miami, FL asked in Immigration Law for Florida

Q: Am I eligible for a green card?

I am 22 years old and born in Turkey. I moved to the US when in was 2 years old with a tourist visa, went back one more time (family related) in 2010 for 8 months and came back here with a tourist visa which has expired. I've graduated high school, haven't done anything wrong, and am knowledgeable about the USA. My younger brothers are both US citizens but under 21 and my dad is a Turkish citizen. So I was just wondering is there any way I could apply for a green card because I feel that it's something that would help me and my family and I don't have plans on leaving the USA because this is where I grew up and made my life. Thank you

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1 Lawyer Answer

Hector E. Quiroga

  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Las Vegas, NV

A: There is nothing that you have said that indicates you are eligible to apply for permanent residence at this time. If you marry a USC, that would change your situation, but based on the information you provided, that is the only thing that would under current law.

We recommend that you consult with an immigration attorney to see what other options might be available, based on your individual circumstances.

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