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Hello, I am a US Citizen and my mother just received her green card through AOS.

I have a 27 years old unmarried brother  (planning to get married in the next few years) who lives back home. 

 

What would be the quickest, most efficient option to get him a green card? 

Should I file the I–130 myself (US Citizen) or it’s better to do it through my mother (PR)?

 

Thank you all and happy Thanksgiving. 

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Both you and your mother should each file I-130 for your brother, because the back logs are measured in decades.   Statistically there is a good chance one of you passes away before your brother’s visa number becomes available.  

 

If he marries after his mother becomes a U.S. citizen, that’s fine (but your mother will have to inform USCIS to modify the I-130).  Otherwise because there is no immigration visa category  for LPRs petitioning married sons, your mother will have to file a new I-130.  

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Because he is going to marry then your Mother needs to be a USC to file for him, so 6 years probably from now.

 

You can file now and she can file later.


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1 hour ago, Mike E said:

Both you and your mother should each file I-130 for your brother, because the back logs are measured in decades.   Statistically there is a good chance one of you passes away before your brother’s visa number becomes available.  

 

If he marries after his mother becomes a U.S. citizen, that’s fine (but your mother will have to inform USCIS to modify the I-130).  Otherwise because there is no immigration visa category  for LPRs petitioning married sons, your mother will have to file a new I-130.  

Assuming my brother marries before 5 years from now which is the minimum time my mother needs to be eligible for citizenship. What would be my best option?

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1 hour ago, Boiler said:

Because he is going to marry then your Mother needs to be a USC to file for him, so 6 years probably from now.

 

You can file now and she can file later.

 

4 minutes ago, GWagon said:

Assuming my brother marries before 5 years from now which is the minimum time my mother needs to be eligible for citizenship. What would be my best option?

 


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1 hour ago, Boiler said:

Because he is going to marry then your Mother needs to be a USC to file for him, so 6 years probably from now.

 

You can file now and she can file later.

What is the point of filing I-130 twice (me and my mother after becoming USC) for my brother. Is it to increase chances?

Will my mother's I-130 have a chance to be processed faster than my I-130?

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30 minutes ago, GWagon said:

What is the point of filing I-130 twice (me and my mother after becoming USC) for my brother. Is it to increase chances?

Will my mother's I-130 have a chance to be processed faster than my I-130?

As of right now, your petition for your brother will take about 15 years.  If your mother becomes a US citizen, yes.

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43 minutes ago, GWagon said:

Assuming my brother marries before 5 years from now which is the minimum time my mother needs to be eligible for citizenship. What would be my best option?

My answer doesn’t change.  Until your brother marries he is not married, and so there is no reason to foreclose an optimization. 
 

 I also don’t know what happens if he marries and then the marriage terminates before his visa number becomes available. The category says: “unmarried son”. It doesn’t say “never married son”.  

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1 hour ago, GWagon said:

What is the point of filing I-130 twice (me and my mother after becoming USC) for my brother. Is it to increase chances?

Will my mother's I-130 have a chance to be processed faster than my I-130?

When you are talking about petitions that will take decades best to have as many running as possible, you do not know what will happen.

 

I would expect your petition to become current first UNLESS he Divorces and then your Mother's petition could be quicker.


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8 hours ago, GWagon said:

Hello, I am a US Citizen and my mother just received her green card through AOS.

I have a 27 years old unmarried brother  (planning to get married in the next few years) who lives back home. 

 

What would be the quickest, most efficient option to get him a green card? 

Should I file the I–130 myself (US Citizen) or it’s better to do it through my mother (PR)?

 

Thank you all and happy Thanksgiving. 

There are no quick options, honestly.  It will take many years.

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