As a withholding of removal grantee, is it possible to change my status after my parents earn their citizenship?

Asked over 1 year ago - Austin, TX

I am 24 years old, and was granted a withholding of removal status for failing to meet the 1 year rule on asylum applications. Is there any hope for adjustment if I have immediate relatives who are citizens? Namely both parents and both of my sisters.

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  1. Irene Vaisman

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    Answered . the problem is because you are 24, your parents would not be considered immediate relatives. it maybe would be possible if you were grandfathered under 245(i), and time passes for a priority date

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  2. Theodore John Murphy

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    Answered . No because you have been ordered removed but granted withholding of removal. You would first have to get your case reopened before adjusting status. Your immediate relatives can however, file I-130s for you now. Seek help from an experienced immigration attorney to help.

    The answer provided here is general in nature and does not take into account other factors that may need to be... more
  3. J Charles Ferrari

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    Answered . I agree with attorney Murphy.

    J Charles Ferrari Eng & Nishimura 213.622.2255 The statement above is general in nature and does not... more
  4. Myron Russell Morales

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    Answered . It would be a good idea to file the I-130 first and then seek to reopen your case before the immigration court.

    This answer is not to be construed as legal advice. For a free telephone consultation, contact us now at:... more

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