i”m under 21 my mom wants to apply for my green card . What’s the best way to do that?

I entered the United States of America under
visitors visa, now I’m legally here under DACA .
I’m 20 years old and my mom just got her
citizenship. How would she go about applying
for me before my 21 birthday?

Asked on April 19, 2016 under Immigration Law, Massachusetts

Answers:

SB Member California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

Yes, your mother if she is a US citizen, can petition for you and you can concurrently file for your adjustment of status if you entered the US lawfully and can prove that lawful entry.  You need to do this as soon  as  possible because once you turn 21 you will no longer be eligible for the concurrent filing and you may have to wait several years before being eligible, or possibly not at all if you fall out of status.


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