Savannah, GA asked in Immigration Law and International Law for Georgia

Q: Can US citizens sponsor in-laws (ie mother & brother-in-law) for immigration if their spouse only has a green card?

3 Lawyer Answers
Kevin L Dixler
Kevin L Dixler
Answered
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Chicago, IL

A: No, only the natural children, who are U.S. citizens, can petition their parents.

Assuming the petition of a parent can be approved by USCIS, the beneficiary can be barred from admission on an approved petition by the U.S. State Department or DHS, where their past or present conduct creates a reason to revoke the petition at the consulate or embassy.

I strongly recommend an appointment with a competent, ethically considerate, and experienced immigration attorney, so that these matters can be carefully discussed before taking any further action with USCIS. Good luck.

The above is general information, not legal advice, and does not create an attorney client relationship.

Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko
Answered
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Wheeling, IL

A: No.

The USC spouse must naturalize and then sponsor her immediate family member (foreign national mother).

Kyndra L Mulder
Kyndra L Mulder
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Answered
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Jacksonville, FL

A: No. Your spouse can sponsor her parents as soon s/he become s a USC

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