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He does not qualify to sponsor you for a green card.
Becoming a LPR
There are 5ways to come to the U.S.to live permanently. They are through family, through employment, throughasylum, through investment, or through the lottery.
Forfamily, it must be immediate family such as U.S. Citizen spouse or U.S. Citizenchildren over 21 in order to be able to come immediately. U.S. Citizen orLawful Permanent Resident parents or U.S. Citizen siblings, or Lawful PermanentResident spouses can also help you, but the wait for that is about 4 to 12years or so.
Throughemployment, you would have to generally prove that you would not be taking awaya job from a U.S.worker and the less experience and education you have, the harder that is todo.
Throughasylum, you must prove that you will be persecuted, tortured or killed if youstay in your country and that this will happen to you because of yournationality, race, religion, political opinion, or membership in a particularsocial group, not because you would run the same risk as anyone else in yourcountry to fall victim to a crime or bad economic conditions.
Throughinvestment, you are looking at generally $1,000,000.00 for a residency, or ifyou want a temporary visa, probably at least $100,000 or $200,000 investment tostart.
Andthrough the lottery, it would be very difficult to win one of the 50,000 visasavailable per year.
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