Seattle, WA asked in Immigration Law for Montana

Q: The mother of my child is American. However she was born in England bt lived here 42yrs How can we get her U.S.citizens?

AS A child her Father ONLY- (dec-citizen), raised her inside the US. THEN She was 12 & forced into foster care. She had graduated HS, ALWAYS WORKED since age 17 or younger and always paid her taxes like ALL Americans SHOULD. She never has been on Assistance or has never asked the government for ANY help no matter how tuff it was or is! She has SOLELY supported and raised her 4 daughters (US-CITIZENS) on her own their whole lives. Again, NO WIC, OR food stamps ever and always provided shelter for them without ANY help! She feels that she is not allowed for the benefits she has WORKED So HARD FOR BY paying into said Benefits!! She has a SSN her only birth Record is in IPSWICH, England but has no approved seal or something on it! I want to know what CAN I DO for My Girl? I feel 186% she is a US CITIZEN and she is MY HERO and has MORE HEART, FIGHT, KINDNESS and ETHICAL STANDARDS than ANY AMERICAN i know! After 42 years in America helping Americans, SHE NEEDS Help from Us! Can we Save her?

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Nareshwar Singh Virdi
Nareshwar Singh Virdi
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  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Sacramento, CA

A: This is a complicated situation. We need more information to determine if she ever qualified as a citizen as a minor.

Hector E. Quiroga
Hector E. Quiroga
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  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Las Vegas, NV

A: She might already be a USC, but without knowing more details it is impossible to say. If she is not, but if she entered lawfully and has a USC child over 21, then she might be eligible to adjust status. She should consult with an immigration attorney to see her options.

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