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Hello! my girlfriend is...

Hello! my girlfriend is wondering if her older brother, which got married with an american, can request her. She is 21

Lawyer's Assistant: What steps have you taken? Have you filed any paperwork with the U.S. government?

To get the residency? no no yet.

Lawyer's Assistant: Have you talked to a lawyer about this?

No no yet! she wants to start the process and know how can it be done

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

We are about to get married, probably next year

Submitted: 3 months ago.Category: Immigration Law
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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
It's okay
Immigration Lawyer: Guillermo Senmartin, Immigration Attorney replied 3 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.

Is the brother a U.S. Citizen yet? What country was your girlfriend born in? Is she in the U.S.? In what status?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Yeah her brother is a citizen. She is from Argentina and she is in a international student visa
Customer reply replied 3 months ago
I'm in a class right now, so I cannot take a phone call
Immigration Lawyer: Guillermo Senmartin, Immigration Attorney replied 3 months ago

And you understand that it will take 13+ years for her to be able to use her bother's petition to stay in the U.S. and she won't be able to maintain F-1 student status that long?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Yeah I know! so what is the best option?
Immigration Lawyer: Guillermo Senmartin, Immigration Attorney replied 3 months ago

I think you probably know but you are probably looking for another option. Are you a U.S. Citizen?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
What option is that. No I'm not a citizen.
Immigration Lawyer: Guillermo Senmartin, Immigration Attorney replied 3 months ago

Marrying a U.S. Citizen is an option, for love, of course. Does she have any money to invest? How much?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Okay. no no too much money! I'm sorry.
Customer reply replied 3 months ago
I just wanted to know that. Thank you so much.
am I going to get my 5 dollars back again?
Immigration Lawyer: Guillermo Senmartin, Immigration Attorney replied 3 months ago

I have to tell you that it is not looking good. She is maintaining her current status? How long until she graduates with her bachelors degree?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Probably 5 more years.
Immigration Lawyer: Guillermo Senmartin, Immigration Attorney replied 3 months ago

You want a refund? Is someone going to refund my time? And it is only $5 as a deposit. Once an expert answers, the value that you assigned your question is charged to you which is a total of $38. Tell me now so I don't waste more of my time. Not fair to me since I don't get a salary to sit in my office and answer questions, I only get a portion of your $38.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Thank you so much. Have a good day!
Immigration Lawyer: Guillermo Senmartin, Immigration Attorney replied 3 months ago

Please, next time make sure that you understand how to use the service. Good luck.

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