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Is There an Immigrant Visa or Green Card for Disabled People?
Posted on: 04 Mar 2017  |   Tags: Specially Abled/ Disabled ,

The above question is one of the troubling questions that seem to bother a lot of people; if the immigration department grants special visas to physically challenged persons whether mentally disabled or handicapped. Many immigrants are often faced with the predicament of having to leave their disabled child alone in their home country when they finally gain eligibility to migrate to the US. A typical example is this: If a citizen of the United States files a petition for his or her mother, such petition covers the mother alone. It exempts, in defiance to the popular belief that it covers the other parent or siblings. Therefore, for such US citizen to bring over his siblings to the US, petitions must be filed separately, depending on the number of persons involved, which most likely can take up or above 10 years. The exempt case often makes the parent and the US citizen to be awed at the non-inclusion of siblings/children. In addition, it becomes devastating and heartbreaking when the "left behind" individual is physically challenged, and nobody to stay back and care for him or her. Regrettably, there’s no provision for a category of visa for the disabled or handicapped people. Furthermore, no special rule exists to recognize their state in order to speed up the petition process for such persons on the grounds of their disability. For such person to get a green card, the normal route of either family or employment basis must be followed and both cases are conditioned on quotas. This is applicable if such disabled individual is perhaps here on illegal status. Incredible as it may sound, the individual is not eligible to apply for permanent residency on the grounds of his/her disability.  Although humanitarian issue is not taken lightly here; however, no provision exist to award green card to these disabled persons. On the other hand, extremely handicapped persons who face ?mm?n?nt thr??t of removal may ?????bl? be ?l?g?bl? f?r prosecutorial discretion ?r deferred ??t??n, but d?f?rr?d action ?h?uld n?t be ??nfu??d ?r m??und?r?t??d ?? conferring l?g?l ?t?tu?. If ?n?th?ng, a ??r??n'? m?nt?l ?r physical h?nd???? may perhaps ?r?v? t? m?k? immigration more difficult. In d?f?n?ng wh?th?r t? grant ??rm?n?nt r???d?n?? ?t?tu? t? ?n ?nd?v?du?l, the D???rtm?nt ?f State ?r USCIS mu?t d???d? th?t th? applicant ?? ?dm????bl?. A m?nt?l condition that could ?r?b?bl? b? t?k?n ?? a m?nt?l d???rd?r could ??t?nt??ll? initiate a f?nd?ng ?f inadmissibility under INA ???t??n 212(a)(2)(A)(iii). Besides, ?f ?n ?nd?v?du?l d??? h?v? a condition that w?ll r??u?r? ??nt?nu?d tr??tm?nt, th?r? may be questions as t? wh?th?r the ??r??n is likely t? b???m? a public charge, th?t ??, someone wh? is not able t? ?r?v?d? f?r h?m ?r herself ?nd l?k?l? t? "become ?r?m?r?l? dependent on th? government f?r ?ub???t?n??." A? you ??n see, ?h?????l ?r m?nt?l d???b?l?t??? h?v? the potential t? r???? more ?r?bl?m? with ?mm?gr?t??n r?th?r r???lv?ng th?m. M?r??v?r defining wh??h ?r?f?r?n?? category is m??t ?u?t?bl? for a disabled ??r??n, ???u?? ?f ?dm????b?l?t? ?l?? need to b? m?t??ul?u?l? d???u???d and ?ddr????d. W? d? believe th?t ??u have ?nj???d this ?rt??l? while also b??n ?nl?ght?n ?n at l???t ?n? new th?ng ?r tip th?t may h?v? been strange ?r unkn?wn t? you.

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