Memphis immigration lawyer Ari Sauer provides news and information on US immigration law.
QUESTION: I am a US citizen. Can I sponsor my child’s dad for a green card?
THE IMMIGRATION ANSWER MAN- ARI SAUER: No. You cannot file a petition for someone based solely on them being the parent of your child. A US citizen can file an immigrant petition (the first step toward a family-based green card) for 1) their spouse; 2) their parents (if the US citizen is at least 21 years old); 3) their siblings; and 4) their children. A US Permanent Resident (green card holder) can file an immigrant petition (the first step toward a family-based green card) for 1) their spouse; and 2) their unmarried children. Green card holders cannot petition for their parents, siblings, or married children.
It is recommended that you consult with me or another qualified experienced immigration lawyer before filing anything, as the immigration laws are very complicated.
If you would like to schedule a consultation appointment with me to discuss your options, you can call my office at 901-507-4270 and my paralegal, Jessica, will assist you in scheduling an appointment. I am available to do consultations by phone or video, or in person at my office. Hablamos español
By attorney Ari Sauer.
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