Feldman Feldman & Associates, PC | Lynne Feldman
Sister-in-law is not a preference category recognized for direct permanent residency sponsorship. I would be happy to consult with you on options for your sister-in-law. Contact me as indicated below to schedule a consultation.
Answer Applies to: California
Fletcher, Tilton & Whipple, PC | Kirk A. Carter
You cannot sponsor your sister in law, but you can sponsor your brother. However, this category of sponsorship has about an 8 to 10 year waiting list for an available visa. When your brother's turn in line comes your sister in law will be eligible to tag along with him and get her green so long as they are still married. If they are in the US in legal status at the time your brother priorities date becomes current they would be eligible for adjustment of status and can be processed for their green card here. If not they will have to be processed for their green cards abroad through a process known as Consular Processing. If they have been "unlawfully present" in the US, meaning that either of them have overstayed their period of authorized stay (on their I-94) by more than 180 days, then they may be subject to a three year bar, which would require them to remain outside the US for three years before returning to the US. If either of them have been "unlawfully present" for more than 365 days, then the bar is 10 years and either of them may be required to stay out of the US for that period of time. If he is barred, then she would not be able to get her green card until he qualifies, because she is tagging along on his case. It is always wise to consult a qualified immigration attorney in person to discuss other issues that might affect their case such as past immigration violations, criminal violations, health and support issues as there are many things that could impact your brother and sister in laws ability to ultimately secure a green card here in the US.
Answer Applies to: Massachusetts
Law Office of Immigration & International Trade Law | Linda Liang
No. but your spouse can if he or she is citizen.
Answer Applies to: Florida