I want to get married soon but my fiance is in an undocumented status as well as one of my parents will I still be able to petition for my parent if I petition for my fiance too?
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You can petition for as many people as you wish. The only issue is that you will add people to the affidavit of support calculation and may need additional co-sponsors.
Congratulations on your marriage. Being married and petitioning for your fiance will not prevent you for petitioning for your parents, but you will need to be sure that you can show sufficient finances in conjunction with these filings. As you plan, meeting with an experienced immigration attorney will enable to you to get legal advice specific to your situation and avoid pitfalls - this is often quite important when petitioning for one who is undocumented. Good luck!
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Assuming you're a US citizen, you can petition for both your fiance/husband and your parent. However, an issue to be concerned about is the Affidavit of Support. You will have to show you can financially support both. I recommend you consult an experienced immigration attorney about this issue and to see if there are any other complications or issues in your case.
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