If I am a US citizen, can I sponsor my mom to get a green card? 14 Answers as of July 29, 2013

Under the 2013 immigration reform, is it still possible for US citizens to sponsor their parents to get a green card?

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Law Offices of Svetlana Boukhny
Law Offices of Svetlana Boukhny | Svetlana Boukhny
You can petition for your mother to get a green card if she is in the US lawfully or if she entered the US lawfully or if she is still abroad. If she entered the US unlawfully, it is not possible under the current immigration laws for her to legalize her status within the US.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 7/29/2013
Law Office of Eric Fisher | Eric Fisher
If you are 21 or older you can file an I-130 visa petition for your mother.
Answer Applies to: Colorado
Replied: 7/29/2013
Law Offices of Alan R. Diamante, APLC
Law Offices of Alan R. Diamante, APLC | Alan R. Diamante
Immigration reform is not law. The bill will remove the 4th preference (brothers) and not the immediate category that you are inquiring about.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 7/26/2013
Law Office of Sylvia Ontaneda-Bernales | Sylvia Ontaneda-Bernales
The short answer is Yes. US citizens who are 21 years old or older have always been able to petition for their parents.
Answer Applies to: Maryland
Replied: 7/26/2013
Herrera & Juelle LLP | Carlos Juelle
Yes, as a US citizen, you can petition your mother.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 7/26/2013
    Christian Schmidt, Attorney at Law
    Christian Schmidt, Attorney at Law | Christian Schmidt
    You can petition your parents as long as you are at least 21 years old.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 7/26/2013
    Perez-Jenkins Law, LLC | Patricia Perez-Jenkins
    There is no reform currently. There are no new laws. If appears that the law is stalled at the House for the time being. So for right now, you can apply for parents as long as you are over 21 years old and are U.S. citizen and they are not here without permission. The process takes less than a year and because future laws may change this I would apply now.
    Answer Applies to: Minnesota
    Replied: 7/26/2013
    Chavarro & Gorinshteyn, LLC
    Chavarro & Gorinshteyn, LLC | Olesia Gorinshteyn
    Please note that under current U.S. immigration laws you can file your relative petition on behalf of your mother if you are 21 years old or older. The reform hasn't been passed yet. As such, consult with an immigration attorney to discuss filing eligibility.
    Answer Applies to: Georgia
    Replied: 7/26/2013
    Ben T. Liu Law Office
    Ben T. Liu Law Office | Ben T. Liu
    Yes if you are at least 21.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 7/26/2013
    Kriezelman, Burton & Associates | Matthew Scott Kriezelman
    Yes you may sponsor your mom for a green card if you are a U.S. citizen. She still would need to meet all the other eligibility requirements in order to receive her lawful permanent residence in the United States.
    Answer Applies to: Illinois
    Replied: 7/26/2013
    Richard S. Kolomejec, Attorney at Law
    Richard S. Kolomejec, Attorney at Law | Richard S. Kolomejec
    Yes. You can petition for your parents as long as you are 21 and a U.S. citizen.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 7/26/2013
    Immigration Law Offices, LLP
    Immigration Law Offices, LLP | Fakhrudeen Hussain
    You don't have to wait for any reform, if you are US citizen over 21 years of age you can petition for your parents.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 7/26/2013
    LAW OFFICES OF S. OUYA MAINA | SAMUEL OUYA MAINA
    As a US Citizen you may petition for your parents, provided you are at least 21 years of age.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 7/26/2013
    Law Offices of Grinberg and Segal
    Law Offices of Grinberg and Segal | Alexander Segal
    No immigration reform has been passed. The immigration reform bill has been passed by the Senate, but is currently pending before the House of Representatives. Under the current law, you can petition for your mother.
    Answer Applies to: New York
    Replied: 7/26/2013
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