Immigration Issues/sibling sponsorship

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Question
I am a US citizen and have filed for immigration for my adult unmarried brother. My parents have green card thru me.
Is it faster to get my brothers petition processed if I sponsor as citizen or my parents sponsor as green card holder?

Answer
Hi,

Your sponsorship is in the 4th family preference category (F4). If a parent sponsors as a green card holder, it will be the F2B category. A parent sponsoring as a citizen is in the F1 category.

There is not much difference between F2B and the 4th family preference categories. However, if your parents sponsor in the F2B category, and later become citizens, the category will automatically become F1, and F1 is significantly faster than F4. Your brother will have to continue to remain single in this scenario.

Information about family sponsorship categories and priority dates is here: www.h1b1.com/sponsor.htm  

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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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