Staying on B-2/Immigration for >12 months


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This is regarding my mother. She is on a tourist visa, currently in US. She was sponsored by her 

 

her sister, who is a US Citizen. She was in the US in Aug 2013 for 2 months and promptly returned 

 

back to India. Now, this is my mother's 2nd trip to the Us.

 

Her sister now wants to file immigration for my mother. 

 

Questions:

 

  1. We may have to extend her tourist Visa beyond 6 months will she run into any issues?
  2. Will she face an issue when entering US (on the B-2 Visa) after the immigration was filed?
  3. Can she stay on in the US beyond 12 months (Assuming she gets 6 months extension)? What can be done to make her stay for more than 12 months in the US?
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