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QUESTION: I am a US citizen. I filed for my husband to come to the US from Ghana. The petition was approved, and he was scheduled for an immigrant visa interview, but he suffered a stroke and died before the interview. Now I want to bring his daughter. Can I?
THE IMMIGRATION ANSWER MAN – ARI SAUER: A US citizen step-parent is able to file an immigrant petition for their step-child as long as the step-parent and the child’s biological parent marry before the child’s 18th birthday. This is true even if the biological parent later passes away.
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