I asked here: https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/253625/site-to-ask-about-visas-immigration-asylum-seeking and was recommended to ask here on this site.
Basically me and my wife are both US Citizens and we are trying to get my mother in law here (she currently resides in Iraq). I contacted a lawyer regarding bringing her here and she said there are two options:
The united nations (but this is very lengthy, and its only increasing due to the violent conditions in the middle east.
Via application / visa to obtain a green card (I think)
I'd rather do option 2 but the cost of a lawyer is in the tens of thousands… which we couldn't believe - it is what it is. Legally being my wife's mother, and my wife having US citizenship she was told by a friend of ours that she could do it herself. But I am not sure how to even begin? What steps do we need to take or documents do we need to begin this process.