I just became a U.S. citizen, and wish to sponsor my brother and mother for green cards. I understand the process for sponsoring siblings takes many, many years. Should I just sponsor my mother, and then, when she gets a green card, she can sponsor my brother?


It is true that the family-based category is severely backlogged. But, if your brother is married, your mother would have to wait until she is a citizen to sponsor him. Even if he does not marry, the general recommendation would be to sponsor the sibling now, and then have your mother sponsor him when she is eligible to do so. In general, there is no issue with having multiple family-based green card cases pending at the same time.  (06.May.2021)

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