I am a us citizen and I want to know how I can sponsor my brother who is an illegal immigrant to get a green card?

Asked about 2 years ago - Jersey City, NJ

My brother was admitted on a tourist visa and now overstayed authorized date and now I want to do something to get him a green card

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  1. Luis Alberto Guerra

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    Answered . You could file an immigrant petition on his behalf (I-130); however, he will have to wait many years before he could actually get his green card and immigration benefits. I suggest that you meet with an experienced immigration attorney to discuss all the different options.

    Guerra Saenz, PL--Immigration Attorneys (954) 434-5800. This answer is of a general nature and should not be... more
  2. Eric M. Mark

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    Answered . You can sponsor him, but he will have to wait many years (approximately 9) until a visa is available to him. He will remain out of status and in jeopardy of removal until then. Speak with an immigration lawyer.

  3. Yolanda Navarrete

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    Answered . Your brother is not considered your"immediate relative" . Therefore, after waiting many years for the visa to become current, under today's laws he will have to go back to his country for consular interview. Then he will face a 10 year bar, absent a waiver. This is not very promising at the moment.

    Please be advised my answers to questions does not constitute legal advise and you should not rely on it, due to... more
  4. F. J. Capriotti III

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    Answered . I agree with Mr. Guerra.

    PROFESSOR OF IMMIGRATION LAW for over 10 years -- This blog posting is offered for informational purposes only. It... more
  5. Giacomo Jacques Behar

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    Answered . I agree with my esteemed colleagues.

    Behar Intl. Counsel 619.234.5962 Kindly be advised that the answer above is only general in nature cannot be... more

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