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My sister is an unmarried non-immigrant currently residing outside US. She has a 7yr old daughter who is a US citizen. I would like to know if there is a law that would allow a work permit for her in order to financially support her daughter should she decide to enroll her in a school in US

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Hi,

A U.S. citizen child can sponsor a parent when the child is 21 years of age or older. Information about family sponsorship categories is here: www.h1b1.com/sponsor.htm

There is no applicable law which will provide a work permit or employment authorization document (EAD) to a parent of a U.S. citizen child who is accompanying the child to the U.S. so that the child can live or study or work in the U.S., etc.

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Ajay K. Arora

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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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