My sister arrived here in 1991 in a tourist Visa. She is single with no children. I am a Citizen now and I would like to sponsor her. Can I do it? How long does it take? Does she need to leave the country?
You shouldn't sponsor her, even though technically you can. First, the wait for a green card is about 12 years. Second she would have to leave the country; and she is now subject to the 10 year bar. It appears she will have a hrd time qualifying for a hardship waiver to allow her to re-enter the US after being out of status for so long.
You probably will want to contact a lawyer who can help explain other options to you.
Get free answers from experienced attorneys.
25,176 answers this week
2,663 attorneys answering
Don't speak legalese? We define thousands of terms in plain English.Browse our legal dictionary