Ok, take a look at this link:
All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed
CHINA- mainland born
He is under the 3rd preference, and you will see that the date there is 08SEP01. This means that only I-130s filed on or before September 8, 2001 can now be used to immigrate to the U.S. This is a waiting line. There is nothing in the law that allows anyone to jump ahead of anyone else in line not even in the case of an emergency. So unfortunately, assuming that the priority date is in 2009 or 2010, he still has about an 8 or 9 year wait or so until 2001 gets to 2009 or 2010. Until that time, he will not be able to immigrate using that petition. I am truly sorry. Please let me know if you have any additional questions. I would be happy to answer them for you without additional charge, if not, please do not forget to click ACCEPT. That is the only way that I can get paid a small percentage of your deposit. If you do not click accept, the website gets all of your deposit and I get nothing. When you click accept, you are not charged again and we can continue to communicate without additional charge if you have a few follow-up questions. If you would like to request me in the future, just put my name on the subject line. Positive feedback for my service to you (not the state of the law as it is) is always appreciated as well as any bonus if you think I deserve it. Thank you.
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