Can I file for permament residency for my parents who entered with the WVP. I am an US citizen.

Asked about 2 years ago - Houston, TX

Their stay is till July 23, 2012.. My father has been dignosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer and will be undergoing chemotherapy. They both are Singapore citizens.

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  1. Isaul Verdin

    Contributor Level 16


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    Answered . Yes. You should be able to adjust their status.

    Best of luck.

    Verdin Law Firm, LLC
    Dallas, TX

  2. Karen-Lee Pollak

    Contributor Level 19


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    Answered . Yes you may

  3. F. J. Capriotti III

    Contributor Level 20


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    Answered . Yes, if you make enough money, you can sponsor them.

    But, you can not ask the government to pay for medical bills.

    Talk to an attorney.

    FORMER IMMIGRATION LAW PROFESSOR -- LEGAL DISCLAIMER: This answer is offered for informational purposes only. It... more
  4. Edward D Young III

    Contributor Level 12


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    Answered . Yes, since your parents are immediate relatives, you should be able to adjust their status. I had a client who is an American citizen who adjusted the status of her Austrian mother last month. She entered the U.S. under the Visa Waiver Program. You should consult with an experienced immigration attorney like me or someone else to help you with this application. Do not try to file it on your own.

    This response is provided for informational purposes only. It is not legal advice and does not create an attorney-... more
  5. Carmen R. Arce

    Contributor Level 4

    Answered . As a U.S. Citizen, you must be 21 years of age to petition for your parents.

    You should also check the I-864 Affidavit of Support requirements. If you do not qualify, you will need to find a co-sponsor.

    I always recommend consulting with an experienced Immigration Attorney to make the process as easy as possible. You should also review all information available at

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