I want to get my step daughter 16 y.o.from mexico to the us .with her mothers signature granting me power of att, is this the best way? Im a us citizen but her mother is detained, and cant go to mexico. also the daughter ran away once and tried to cross the border and was caught and sent back. does this complicate things
i have consulted one attorney so far, and he mentioned the power of attorney,to get my step daughter from mexico to the us, with the mothers concent. so i wanted to look into this more before i go any futher, concidering my step daughter tried to cross illegally and was caught. how can i found out if she has a record now
If your step daughter is Mexican citizen, does not have any US visa or Green Card and was previously caught at the US border and deported, you will not be able to just invite her over as a visitor. The US Consulate in Mexico will deny her visitor's visa or any other non-Immigrant Visa since she previously acted illegally, showed Immigration intent, and was deported.
Also, if you are not related to her by blood and she is not your adopted child, you will not be able to sponsor her for Permanent Residency as her father. Only her mother, if she has US Citizenship or green card, will be able to file for her.
Thank you for your response. and if i have to adopt her i will. but i still need to need to know how she's been charged if at all for attempting to cross the border illegally. who do i contact to find this out? this is important because she was a minor acting on her own behalf. i'll know more where i stand when i find this out. thanks for you time.... ottis in lakeland
You need to file Form G-639, Freedom of Information Request Form, with USCIS and request your step daughter's complete immigration file.
See the applicatioan form and instructions here (or just go to www.uscis.gov and click on Forms):
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