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we are green card holders since 2005, my mother is living in

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we are green card holders since 2005, my mother is living in the States and her work visa (through my father who has now retired and moved back to germany) is about to expire later this year. my mother wants to stay in the States so I believe the only option is for one of us (me or my wife) to obtain US citizenship and sponsor my mother for a green card. Problem is, neither of us wants to give up our germany citizenship (I have already applied for dual citizenship at the german consulate but was told it would likely not go through since there are not enough "ties" with germany). So my question is can just one of us (likely myself) apply for us citizenship and sponsor my mother's green card, and if I lost the german citizenship in the process, would I still be able to benefit from my wife's german passport (i.e if we later decided to move back to germany or perhaps some other country where residency would be easier as a german than an american? Also, how long would the process take?
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