My mother is getting U.S. permanent residence and I will immigrate too – but what if I marry first?
In category 2A of the visa preference system, marriage cancels immigration rights altogether.
My mother married a U.S. lawful permanent resident (it’s her second marriage), and he has petitioned for us to come to the United States. Our priority dates should be current in about a year. I’m 19 years old, and engaged to be married. But my mother doesn’t approve of my fiancé. We’ve had a lot of arguments about it, but the bottom line, she says, is that if I marry him, I will no longer be allowed to come to the United States. I’m getting an opposite story from my fiancé: He says he’s heard that if we’re married, my mother should be able to get him a green card, too. I’m not sure whether who to believe! I don’t want to lose my chance at a U.S. green card, but I don’t want to leave my fiancé, either.