I am in the process of becoming a citizen, my mother has a tourist visa for 10 years but I take care of her sending , money every month and she will be 62 this year...
To use a tourist visa to enter the US with the intention of becoming a permanent resident is visa fraud.
She will be required to commit a material misrepresentation (lie) at the US Consul and/or the US Border.
Don't put her through it.
It will only tak 6-9 months to do it 'right' ... ie: you become a USC, file the I-130 and she gets the immigrant visa at the US Consul.
This way she can hold her head high and not be required to lie.
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