How can 2 underage children obtain US citizenship?

Asked about 1 year ago - Hartford, CT

Children were born abroad. Their mother will be eligible to file naturalization application in 6 months. Children's father was deported in 2012 for a conviction.

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  1. Harry Asatrian

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    Answered . Not enough info to provide a meaning response. Where are the kids? Who do they reside with presently? How did they enter the US?etc.

    Mr. Asatrian's practice is dedicated to the area of immigration and nationality law. Please note the information... more
  2. Robert C Ross

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    Answered . You will need to talk to an immigration attorney. If the kids are still under 21, she can file for visas for them, and when they are here as permanent residents, and living with her (in her legal and physical custody), and she gets her citizenship, they become US citizens if they are still under 18 at that time. She should start the filing process now though. It is never assured that someone will get citizenship, a green card holder can file for their kids, and there are visa delays for children of permanent residents. Talk to a good attorney!

    The above is not legal advice. It is general information. I only give legal advice to those who have a retainer... more
  3. Stephen D. Berman

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    Answered . She can file for them to immigrate and upon their arrive, as children of a U.S. citizen, they will be derivative citizens.

    The above is intended only as general information, and does not constitute legal advice. You must speak with an... more
  4. Dean P Murray

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    Answered . The children can become citizens upon their mother's naturalization so long as they have not yet turned 18 years of age. However, you should consult a lawyer and arrange for the specific details to be reviewed. Immigration law is complex and it's easily worth using a lawyer whenever a person seeks an immigration benefit.

    IMPORTANT: Mr. Murray's response is NOT legal advice and does NOT create an attorney-client relationship. You... more

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