I have been residing in the U.S. My U.S. Citizen Parent filed a Petition in my favor and while it was pending, the Petitioner died. Can I still pursue the Petition?
Section 204 (l) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) allows beneficiaries to continue to be eligible for adjustment of status even when their qualifying relative has died. Under the new law, the petition does not have to be approved. It is sufficient that a petition has been filed by the petitioner or on behalf of the petitioner before his or her death. The beneficiaries must, however, meet other requirements for adjustment of status to be able to eligible under this provision.