A man and woman met in USA. They loved each other and married. They legally entered USA on tourism visas. The visas were extended. They had a baby. Normally the baby is American citizen but his parents are not. They should leave before their visas expired. They decided to stay for good. But still they can't work.
Good evening. Having a U.S. born child does not confer citizenship to the parents of the child. Additionally, that child cannot petition for (sponsor for a greencard) either of his/her parents until he/she turns 21 years of age.
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A child can sponsor their parents when he/she turns 21.
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A U.S. citizen child cannot petition their parents for lawful permanent residency until they reach the age of 21.
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