I understand that I can only file GC for immediate family once I obtain citizenship. But, is there any way I can bring my aunt here by claiming her as a dependent, since I support her financially?


No, the family-based GC categories specify relatives for which one can file. It is not possible to have fact- specific qualification based upon closeness of the relationship (like an aunt / grandmother that raised someone) or financial / other dependence. (30.Nov.2015)

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