I will be getting married this year and helping him fix his papers if necessary but I wanted to know if I could also fix my mother or father-in law too?
No, you can not 'fix' your in-laws papers. After your husband has had his greencard for 3 years he can become a US citizen. Then HE can sponsor his parents.
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No. You cannot petition in-laws.
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I am assuming that your in-laws are currently in the United States unlawfully. If that is the case, your husband cannot obtain a Waiver of unlawful presence for his parents. On the other hand, if your in-laws are currently overseas, your husband will be able to apply for them to become Green card holders once he is a US Citizen (within 3 yrs of obtaining his green card as long as he remains married to you).
Also, if your husband is currently in the United States and has entered without documents, then he might need a Waiver of Unlawful Presence and perhaps other forms of waivers. To see if he qualifies for the waiver, it is best to consult with an immigration attorney.
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