US Citizens can file a petition for his or her brothers and sisters. Those petitions are subject to extremely long wait times, typically over a decade for most countries. Citizens of Mexico, India, China and the Philippines must wait even longer. During wait times, no work authorization is obtainable through the petition as that arises only from an application for permanent residence.
For any assistance with family based petitions, our New York based immigration attorneys have worked with countless families to reunite family members. Please contact us for assistance.