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I have a friend who is a US citizen and who is filing petitions in order to bring her parents and siblings (aged from 11 to 21) to the US. As Immediate Relatives, her parents will come to the US earlier. As soon as they come to the US, they will file petitions for their children. Can they ask to retain the priority dates in petitions filed by their daughter?

Thank you very much.

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Hi Quang,

Unfortunately, a new priority date will be established when the parents sponsor their children. There is no way to maintain the earlier priority date of when the daughter sponsored the parents.

The following webpage from our website is helpful: http://www.h1b1.com/sponsor.htm

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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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