and my parent in my country not in usa
She may want to change her status to a student visa. Consult with an experienced immigration attorney
Luis A. Guerra, Esq.
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Law Office of Luis A. Guerra (954) 434-5800. This answer is of a general nature and should not be relied upon as final, nor is it intended as legal advice.
Attorney Guerra offered you good advice. As her brother, assuming you are over 18 and a USC or PR you may also be able to sponsor her but a visa will not be available immediately. Consult with an experienced immigration attorney.
You would need to change her status to a student visa before her visitor visa expires. You will also need a sponsoring school is admission. If she is still in High school many private schools know how this process works if not colleges do as well. This is time sensitive, you need to consult with an attorney right a way. If her visitor visa expires before you file everything she will not be eligible to change her status.
First she would need to get accepted at a school which issues I-20's . She will also need to show why she came as a visitor if she really intended to go to school (visitor visas are supposed to be marked "intending student" if she is visiting to check on schools. Once she has the I-20 and pays the SEVIS fee she can apply to change status to a student but nonimmigrant intend and whether she really was an intending student are issues to be dealt with.
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