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Immigration Q & A – Does the baby mother of my Jamaican husband’s daughter get citizenship privileges?

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Written by Wayne Golding

My husband is getting his US Citizenship through our marriage and me. He wants to also give citizenship to his daughter (a minor) who lives in Jamaica. Does the mother of the daughter get citizenship privileges as well because she is a minor?

The minor child would first have to get permanent residence in the USA and be in the legal custody of her father and then by operation of law would become a citizen. The child’s mother would not gain citizenship through this process. At the age of 21 the child could however eventually file for her mother for permanent residence as long as the mothers parental was not terminated by adoption. The child’s mother could then file for citizenship 5 years after being granted permanent residence.

Will applying for New York hospital care payment assistance program stop me from being eligible for a green card?

As a non-resident, receiving any government/ public assistance in the United States or becoming a public charge in the United States would designate that individual as inadmissible and will result in a bar to permanent residence or even being readmitted to the United States on a non-immigrant status.

I married a Jamaican man I met while on vacation in Jamaica. He has been cheating on me and I found out he has a wife in Jamaica. I want to do a Withdrawal of Marriage Petition. How can I do this?

Simply just notify the USCIS that is processing your I-130 and or I-129 application writing that you wish to withdraw you Petition you filed. You don’t have to give any specific reason. However, once you learn of any illegality or fraud involved in your application process you have a duty to inform the USCIS, if just only to protect yourself and any future application you may be filing.

If you need more detailed on this topic please feel free to contact me

Wayne C.Golding Sr. Esq.
The Golding Law group PLC
311 North Rosalind Ave
Orlando, Florida 3201
407 574 8691
[email protected]

About Wayne C.Golding Sr. Esq.
Born in Kingston, Jamaica in June 1964, Wayne spent some of his formative years growing up in parish of St. Mary.  He is proud that he was blessed with the experience of both “Jamaican country and town life”. He is the child of a St. Mary born mother, Minette Brown – Gayle, a Clarendon born father Louis Golding and is married to Lois Johnson who is also a quintessential  daughter of the soil of Jamaica. Lois and Wayne are the parents of two children Tassanee and Wayne, Jr.  He is a family man who is often joined by his parents and in – laws in his travels and related Diaspora activities.  He credits his strong Jamaican upbringing and access to quality education in Jamaica for his successes in life. This moulding has contributed to his attention to details, perseverance in his law practice and his daily life.

About the author

Wayne Golding

Wayne C. Golding Sr. Esq. is the principal attorney in the litigation law firm, The Golding Law Group, PLC. He mainly practices in the areas of Criminal law, Government litigation and Immigration. Hailing originally from the island of Jamaica, he is a prominent legal analyst for several Caribbean media outlets. As a dedicated and award wining community activist he is strong advocate for the galvanization and legal rights of not only Jamaicans but for the entire Caribbean Diaspora at large. He has served his community in many capacities including but not limited to serving as the Jamaica Diaspora Advisory Board Member for the Southern USA and Chairman of the Orange County Bi-Racial Committee.