Woman Loses Out on 8 Years in Line

An unfortunate petition strategy results in a woman losing out on 8 years of being “in line.”

A woman whose sister petitioned for her. She, and her husband and children who were derivative beneficiaries of that petition, waited “in line” for more than 8 years, and then submitted a notice of change of address. At that time the officer realized the sister had been a lawful permanent resident when she filed the petition. The law states that only U.S. citizens can petition for brothers or sisters. The petition was revoked, and all denied.

The fact is that the sister became a U.S. citizen only a few months after filing the petition, so if they’d had proper advice, they would have waited to file it, and lost only a few months instead of 8 years!