My sister is U.S. citizen and my dad is U.S. permanent resident is there any way my dad could make a petition for me? I´m 27 years old and I also have a severe allergic disease and my health gets better every time I visit the U.S. staying in Mexico makes very sick I have proof and suport from my doctors. Can my dad help me get my residence?
No, the wait would be very long for your preferential category even with your health condition.
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4 lawyers agree
Your sister can file a petition for you but the wait for your immigrant visa will be very long. If your father becomes a US citizen, he can file a petition for you under the 1st preference (if you are unmarried) or 3rd preference category (if you are married) but the wait for an immigrant visa appointment at the US consulate in Juarez will be very long since both categories are backlogged to 1993. I recommend that you consult with an immigration attorney on your next visit to the US to see what other options may be available to you.
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If you are not married, he can petition for you. Will take about 8 years. You can seek humanitarian parole if you want to try and come in sooner.
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There are options for you, but they will all take a very long time to lead to residence. You may want to consider obtaining a work authorized status first.
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