Can a U.S. citizen sponsor a stepsister or stepbrother for a U.S. green card?
U.S. immigration law recognizes step-sibling relationships if they meet certain requirements.
I became a U.S. citizen by marriage. My mother is happy to remain in my birth country, Kenya. After divorcing my father, she married another man, a widower, who brought with him a ten-year old child. The child, however, insists that his dream is to live in America, and keeps pestering me with letters asking me to bring him here. At first I thought that was impossible – we aren’t even related, and never lived in the same house – but having done a little reading, I’m now not so sure. Can I sponsor this child for a green card? And should I hold off for now, given that I am not ready to care for a child?