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I need to submit a petition for my Mother, but I am only a Permanent Resident and not Citizen. I am wondering how I can do this?

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I immigrated to the US with a Special Immigrant Visa

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Immigration Lawyer: Guillermo Senmartin, Immigration Attorney replied 9 months ago

Sorry for the delay. I just ask that if it is bad news that you not shoot the messenger. Shooting the messenger is either leaving a negative rating (usually reserved for rude or unprofessional experts) or not leaving a positive rating at all.

Unfortunately, it's probably going to be bad news because the law states that you have to be a U.S. Citizen to petition for a parent. What country is she from? What level of education does she have? Which category of Special immigrant did you get your visa through? How long have you been a Lawful Permanent Resident? Does she have money to invest? How much?

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Immigration Lawyer: Guillermo Senmartin, Immigration Attorney replied 9 months ago

I do not know why you are not responding, but you are not charged per question, per response, nor per answer. So after I give you my answer, you can continue to ask me questions without additional charge until you are satisfied. I apologize if it is a site issue that you posted and the post did not go through.

What country is she from? What level of education does she have? Which category of Special immigrant did you get your visa through? How long have you been a Lawful Permanent Resident? Does she have money to invest? How much?

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Immigration Lawyer: Guillermo Senmartin, Immigration Attorney replied 8 months ago

I see that you are seeing my responses. I would really like to help, but it is important that you respond.

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