Immigration Issues/sponsoring parents

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My husband is a naturalized u.s. citizen and he wants to petition for his mom to get a green card/lpr. She has been in the us for 20 yrs. Will she have to go back to Mexico to file? She has never been deported.

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Hi,

A U.S. citizen can sponsor parents, children, or spouse as "immediate relatives". As long as the beneficiary entered the U.S. legally, adjustment of status can be filed in the U.S. Therefore, your husband's mother can adjust status in the U.S. without departing the U.S. if she initially entered the U.S. legally (even if she subsequently overstayed), as long as she has not been deported or removed from the U.S.

The petition for alien relative (to be signed by your husband) and the adjustment of status application (to be signed by his mother) can be filed concurrently with the USCIS.

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Ajay K. Arora, Esq.
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I can answer your questions on employment and family-based U.S. Immigration Law. Expertise in various immigration categories includes the following: H-1B, L-1, O-1, PERM (labor certification), EB-1 to EB-3 I-140 employment-based immigrant petitions, family or fiance(e) or spousal sponsorship, visa extension or change of status, adjustment of status, naturalization (citizenship), etc.

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Ajay K. Arora attended Pennsylvania State University and the University of Wales at Swansea (United Kingdom), and earned his law degree at Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, in 1993. Mr. Arora has practiced Immigration Law since graduation and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association since 1995.

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American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) full member since 1995.

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Ajay K. Arora attended Pennsylvania State University and the University of Wales at Swansea (United Kingdom), and earned his law degree at Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, in 1993. Mr. Arora has practiced Immigration Law since graduation and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association since 1995.

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