Petitioner who is a naturalized citizen files an immigrant petition for her adult son who is living abroad. Petitioner retires and decides to settle for good in another country while the immigrant petition she filed for her adult son is currently waiting to be processed. Will this void the pending immigrant petition? What are the options for her son?
Unless she returns to the US, her petition for her son will become invalid.
Mr. Shusterman's (former INS Trial Attorney, 1976-82) response to your question is general in nature, as not all the facts are known to him. You should retain an attorney experienced in immigration law to review all the facts in your case in order to receive advice specific to your case. Mr. Shusterman's statement above does not create an attorney/client relationship.
No, it won't void the petition.
But, it will make it impossible for the son to immigrate because she doesn't have a US domicile for I-864 purposes.
Options? Have a Skype consultation with an attorney.
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