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good afternoon, how can my sister and her husband who enter with a visitor visa to the USA and is waiting for an adjustment of status under a sister who is a US citizen,how can they be cover under this law (protection and work permit action deferred)?

Hello Maria:

You did not specify whether the petition filed by your sister on behalf of your other sister has already been approved.

Your immigrant sister would a beneficiary of such petition and her husband a derivative beneficiary. However, your sister cannot adjust her status until such petition has been approved.


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Annick Tchokonte-Koloko


Ms. Koloko's practice includes removal defense, political asylum, federal litigation, consular processing, criminal law, and assistance in business and family based visas. Ms. Koloko is an experienced litigator who practices regularly in courts throughout the United States.


Ms. Koloko had litigated cases before the Immigration Courts as well as the Board of Immigration Appeals. Ms. Koloko also handled successfully numerous non-immigrant and immigrant applications before USCIS, as well as US Consular Posts.

AILA (American Immigration Lawyers Association) Admitted to practice in U.S. District Court, Western District of New York Admitted in New York

Ms. Koloko received a JD from the University of Paris, as well as Master of Laws (LLM) from Franklin Pierce Law Center.

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