Q: help with immigration
2016 I came to the United States with my German daughter (no us papers) she is only here on an esta. Tried filing for passport for her but she keeps getting denied. She is not granted citizenship because I have not lived in the states prior to her birth.us consulate in Germany said I have to go back to Germany and file the appropriate papers for her ASAP because she is here illegally.
Is that true? Do I need to go back with her?
A: Consider scheduling a consultation with a competent immigration attorney. Be sure to bring to the appointment (or email to the attorney if engaging in a telephonic or video consultation) copies of relevant vital statistic documents (yours, your daughter's and your daughter's father's documents). During this COVID-19 pandemic, many immigration attorneys, including my office, are offering telephone and online (e.g., Skype) consultations. Good luck.
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