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My friend isn't a citizen but her mother a U.S. citizen. She wants to get a good job but she is afraid that she can't get one since she isn't a citizen.  What does she need to do or require in order for her to get a job?

Answer
Hi,

Unless your friend is here illegally, it really should not matter whether she is a U.S. citizen or a legal permanent resident of the U.S. in terms of obtaining suitable employment.

If your friend has been a permanent resident for 5 years, she can apply for U.S. citizenship.

If your friend is here illegally but initially entered the U.S. legally (and subsequently overstayed the terms of her visitor visa, for example), her mother can sponsor her so that she can receive permanent resident status and then U.S. citizenship eventuaally.

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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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