Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Does the doughter of american citizens have the right to live with her parents?

Hi!

I have a mexican friend. She is 56 and now she got her american citizenship. She has a 33 years old daughter who lives in Italy. Now her daughter got the italian citizenship along with her mexican one. My friend would like to apply to get a Green Card for her daughter, because with the tourist visa you cannot stay here for more than 6 months and if something bad happens that would be a problem, but she told me that being that she was born in Mexico the process could take 15/20 years before getting a green card!!!! Meanwhile her daughter would not be able to visit her in the States because her actual tourist visa would be cancelled being that asking for a green card she would demonstrate her willing to live in the U.S.
Is that true??? Do we live in a country where an american citizen does not have the right to have a family with his/her own sons? Where an american citizen's son cannot stay with his parents if he applies for a green card?

Answer on Does the doughter of american citizens have the right to live with her parents?

No because her mom is not American born. A child of an American citizen is naturally given the status of American no matter where they are born. Even if they don't come to the USA for any amount of years.