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

Q: For immigration, can a US citizen sponsor their aunt, uncle, and nephews if they are in danger in their home country?

3 Lawyer Answers
Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko
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  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Wheeling, IL

A: No.

They must personally meet eligibility for legal protections on merits to possibly qualify for a refugee status with the U.S. Government.

Kevin L Dixler
Kevin L Dixler
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  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Chicago, IL

A: No, the process will not go fast enough. There are too many restrictions in place.

The family petitioning process will not work due to highly restricted visa numbers. The U.S. has imposed Title 42 to bar foreign applicants to asylum. The Courts are finding such bars without factual basis, but it is unclear whether other steps may be taken by consular officials, if anyone.

I strongly recommend an appointment with a competent immigration attorney, who can take the time to provide enough legal advice to make the best decision for your family members. Good luck!

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

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

A: No. You do not qualify to sponsor them because they are not immediate relatives. However, they do not need a sponsor for refugee or asylum status.

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