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Petition of mother for married daughter.

Los Angeles, CA |
Filed under: Immigration

I filed a petition for my married daughter I-130, I know the processing period for this category this time is more or less 20 years If something happen to me is my petition be revoked, can my son who is also a US citizen can take over or continue my petition for my daughter?

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If you passed away before your daughter immigrated, she could apply to have the petition reinstated if there are humanitarian grounds to warrant this. If she is residing in the U.S. on the day that you died, she could invoke the survivors law, and be allowed to immigrate to the U.S.

Your son cannot "take over" the petition.

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Carl Shusterman, Esq.
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(213) 394-4554 x0 Mr. Shusterman is a former INS Trial Attorney (1976-82) with over 35 years of immigration experience. His response to your question is general in nature, as not all the facts are known to him. You should retain an attorney experienced in immigration law to review all the facts in your case in order to receive advice specific to your case. Mr. Shusterman's statement above does not create an attorney/client relationship.


Death of a family based petitioner terminates the petition. A humanitarian reinstatement may or may not be possible depending on all the facts of the case.

J Charles Ferrari Eng & Nishimura 213.622.2255 The statement above is general in nature and does not constitute legal advice, as not all the facts are known. You should retain an attorney to review all the facts specific to your case in order to receive advise specific to your case. The statement above does not create an attorney/client relationship. Answers on Avvo can only be general ones, as specific answers would require knowledge of all the facts. As such, they may or may not apply to the question.

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