Understanding the Visa Bulletin: Family-Based Categories

Carl Michael Shusterman

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Attorney Shusterman describes family-based immigration categories: 1 Unmarried adult sons and daughters of US citizens, 2A spouses and children of lawful permanent residents,2B unmarried adult sons or daughters of legal permanent residents, 3 married sons and daughters of US citizens, 4 brothers and sisters of US citizens. He also explains waiting times, priority dates, alternate chargeability, and changing categories as well as the effects immigration reform would have on family-based immigration if passed.

Additional Resources

Family-Based Immigration Attorneys

Permanent Residence through Relatives

State Department Visa Bulletin

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