Immigration, Family and Death: Does the Green Card Process Die When the U.S. Petitioner Dies?
By: Richard Hanus, Esq. May 12, 2023 One of the questions I get asked most frequently has to do with the impact of a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident’s death on a pending petition they previously filed for foreign national family, whether waiting overseas or in the U.S. The answer varies depending on the circumstances, but many of my clients are pleasantly surprised to hear that not all hope should be lost. As a matter of law, the death of a petitioning U.S. relative generally leads to the automatic revocation or discontinuation of the petition. However, remedies to reinstate the [...]