In 1994, Congress unanimously passed “The Parents’ Day Resolution” and established the fourth Sunday of July as a day to celebrate and recognize the teamwork in raising children and to support the role of parental guidance in building a strong, stable society.
Family unity has been one of the primary goals of immigration policy in the United States. A U.S. citizen or green card holder can file a visa petition to bring family members to the United States, an action often known as sponsoring a family member. Mothers and fathers of U.S. citizens are categorized as “Immediate Relative.” They must undergo regular petition and application processing times until they are granted a green card. Green cards for Immediate Relatives applicants are not constrained by the annual immigration limits, but the processing time can vary.
Navigating the immigration process is confusing and can seem overwhelming. If you are a U.S. citizen, you can help your parents obtain their citizenship or green card and provide them with peace of mind and security. American citizenship or becoming a Legal Permanent Resident (LPR – green card holder) will provide your parents with protection and peace of mind, and naturalized citizens are entitled to all the benefits of an American-born citizen. There are many practical benefits of becoming a U.S. citizen. United States citizens are entitled to rights and privileges that Legal Permanent Residents – green card holders – do not have.
Learn More: 10 Reasons to Become a United States Citizen
This Parents Day, give your parents the gift of citizenship or a green card.
The process of obtaining a green card for your parents can be complex and competitive. To help ensure that every step in the visa application process is completed to give the applicant the best opportunity for a speedy and successful outcome, a skilled immigration attorney can put their experience to work for you and review your circumstances to help you make the decisions to help you succeed. If you need help with an immigration issue, please contact our office at 630-912-0322.