Can I sponsor my mother to become a legal resident now that I turned 21 and what is the process to get it done?

Asked about 2 years ago - Fresno, CA

I just turned 21 last December and I am looking to legalize my mother. What is the process that I have to go through in order to fulfill this?

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    Answered . Only USC can petition for parents.

    This response is general in nature and cannot be construed as legal advice, given that not enough facts are known.... more
  2. Answered . If you are a US citizen, then yes.

    You should retain an experienced immigration lawyer to review all the facts, advise you, and handle the case. You can find one through

    J Charles Ferrari Eng & Nishimura 213.622.2255 The statement above is general in nature and does not... more
  3. Answered . If you are a US citizen and she is abroad, you file an immigrant petition for her. If she is here you do the same and she applies for adjustment of status, assuming she is not otherwise inadmissible

    Samuel Ouya Maina, Esq. 415.391.6612 Law Offices of S. Ouya Maina, PC 332 Pine Street,... more

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If you want to visit or move permanently to the US, you'll want to learn about your different immigration options.

Sponsoring an immigrant

Petitioning for, or sponsoring, an immigrant allows you to help a relative immigrate to the United States, if certain conditions are met.

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