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Can my mom bring my brothers with her? Please help.

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Hello, I am 26 years old and I recently submitted my N-400 in the mail and I'm hoping everything goes well with my naturalization process. If it does, I will probably be naturalized in the later half of 2017. My question is: Once I become a US citizen, will I be able to file I-130 for my mother (who lives in the Philippines) right away? Also, I have two minor brothers there, 13- and 10-year-olds. Will she be able to bring them along with her? If not, how can she petition for them to come over to the US as soon as possible?

 

I also have this crazy idea in my head. Is it possible for me to legally adopt my two brothers and file for them as my own adopted children so they can come over to the US?

 

Thank you so much for any help given. Have a good day!

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Yes  you can file for her no she can not bring them, when she gets here she can petition them as a LPR.

 

No idea if you can adopt them but if you can it would not give them any immigration benefit. You can of course petition them but it will be a long wait.

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3 hours ago, chel2390 said:

Hello, I am 26 years old and I recently submitted my N-400 in the mail and I'm hoping everything goes well with my naturalization process. If it does, I will probably be naturalized in the later half of 2017. My question is: Once I become a US citizen, will I be able to file I-130 for my mother (who lives in the Philippines) right away? Of course. Also, I have two minor brothers there, 13- and 10-year-olds. Will she be able to bring them along with her? NO. They would have to be left behind and then be petitioned for separately. If not, how can she petition for them to come over to the US as soon as possible? Once she is in the US she will have to file a new petition for them. It will take about 1 - 1.5 years.

 

I also have this crazy idea in my head. Is it possible for me to legally adopt my two brothers and file for them as my own adopted children so they can come over to the US? That idea is heard so many times it is comical. It does not work. USCIS has setup so many rules that it is extremely difficult to adopt for immigration purposes. And since your brother's parents are still alive, you don't even qualify.

 

 

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