Can I sponsor my mother to live with me and my wife? 11 Answers as of August 19, 2011

I just received my green card, so my question is can I sponsor my mother to come live with me and my wife in the USA ?

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Oltarsh and Associates, PC
Oltarsh and Associates, PC | Jennifer Oltarsh
Dear Sir: You must be a U.S. citizen to sponsor a parent.
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 8/19/2011
The Law Office of Austin E. Franklin, PPLC | Austin Franklin
The answer to your question is yes. You can sponsor your mother.
Answer Applies to: Virginia
Replied: 8/15/2011
Kazmi & Sakata
Kazmi & Sakata | Harun Kazmi
No. There is no category for parent of an LPR. You must become a citizen.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 8/11/2011
Orbit Law, PLLC
Orbit Law, PLLC | Kripa Upadhyay
Unfortunately no. Only US citizens are eligible to sponsor parents and siblings. You can always help her come to the U.S on a visitor visa, but you cannot sponsor her for a "green card" unless you are a Citizen of the United States.
Answer Applies to: Washington
Replied: 8/10/2011
Calderón Seguin PLC
Calderón Seguin PLC | Ofelia L. Calderon
No. Only U.S. citizens can sponsor their parents.
Answer Applies to: Virginia
Replied: 8/10/2011
    Fong & Associates
    Fong & Associates | William D. Fong
    You can only petition your mother when you become a US citizen.
    Answer Applies to: Texas
    Replied: 8/10/2011
    Reza Athari & Associates, PLLC
    Reza Athari & Associates, PLLC | Reza Athari
    No, you will have to be a US citizen to petition for your mother.
    Answer Applies to: Nevada
    Replied: 8/10/2011
    441 Legal Group, Inc.
    441 Legal Group, Inc. | Gareth H. Bullock
    You can't until you become a US citizen.
    Answer Applies to: Florida
    Replied: 8/10/2011
    All American Immigration
    All American Immigration | Tom Youngjohn
    In a word, yes and know. You can help her apply for a tourist visa, to live with you guys for six months. Then, if you do it right, you could extend the stay six months. And then, if you do it right, you could extend the stay for another three months after that. But this is not what you are talking about, right? You are asking if a green card holder can apply for a green card for their parent. In a word, no. But as I always say, it's always smart to seek a second opinion.
    Answer Applies to: Washington
    Replied: 8/10/2011
    Law Offices of Caro Kinsella
    Law Offices of Caro Kinsella | Caro Kinsella, Esq.
    No, as a lawful permanent resident you can petition for either your spouse or child not a parent.
    Answer Applies to: Florida
    Replied: 8/9/2011
    Christian Schmidt, Attorney at Law
    Christian Schmidt, Attorney at Law | Christian Schmidt
    No, you must first become a U.S. Citizen to sponsor your mom.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 8/9/2011
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