Parents of United States citizen

The third segment of the “immediate relative” category, now entitled to enter without regard to the numerical limi tations, are the parents of United States citizens, such citi zens being at least 21 years of age.


“Parent” is a defined term and means a parent who is  such by reason of relationship to a “‘child” within the statutory contemplation.

Thus it may include a stepparent, the mother of a child born out of wedlock, or an adoptive parent, if the statutory prerequisites are met. However, in order to be a “parent” within the contemplation of the statute his “child” must have qualified as such within the statutory definition at the time their relationship was stablished. The parent is not disqualified because the child is now married and over 21 if the child satisfied the statutory definition at the time the relationship was estab- lished.

The Attorneys
  • Francisco Hernandez
  • Daniel Hernandez
  • Phillip Hall
  • Rocio Martinez