What factors are used by USCIS when granting immigration status?

Asked over 2 years ago - Scranton, PA

Is there anything we can do for non-immediate relatives to help them gain immigration status?


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  1. Carl Michael Shusterman


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    Answered . Each year, over 500,000 persons obtain permanent residence in the U.S. by being sponsored by a family member.

    U.S. citizens may sponsor the following relatives for permanent residence: spouses, children, adult sons and daughters, parents and brothers and sisters.

    Lawful permanent residents are limited to sponsoring spouses, children and unmarried adult sons and daughters.

    Except for spouses, children and parents of U.S. citizens who are deemed “immediate relatives”, all other categories of relatives are subject to a numerically-limited preference system.

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    (213) 394-4554 x0 Mr. Shusterman is a former INS Trial Attorney (1976-82) with over 35 years of immigration... more
  2. Neil Ian Fleischer

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    Answered . There are certain categories that you must fall into

    please see


    Neil I Fleischer (513) 977-4209 www.immigrate2usa.com Note: Neil Fleischer is an attorney licensed in the State... more
  3. J Charles Ferrari

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    Answered . It depends on the type of case.

    J Charles Ferrari Eng & Nishimura 213.622.2255 The statement above is general in nature and does not... more

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