I am petitioning for my mom for the supporting documents:
Am I required to show proof of employment? I am a housewife so I can't provide documents
I own a house the value is more than 5X over the federal poverty line since I don't have any income can I use only the property asset when sponsoring my mom
if I can't use my house as an asset since my mom the immigrant works legally and is authorize can she be added as a joint sponsor on the i-864
You must count your husband's income since the household income is what counts. Your mother's income can be used only if she worked for six months or more legally. I completely disagree with my colleague. You can use the house if the value of the house minus the loan amount rises up to the 5X of the statutory income required for the household of your size. Reference USCIS form I864P for more specific guidance on the required income.
More information is needed. Do you live with your husband? If so, does he earn an income and will he act as a co-sponsor? If not, then if your mother is working with n an employment authorization card or 'an appropriate visa,' then your mom can be added.
Note that some 'unlawfully work' on B1/B2 visitor visas. Make sure before you use your mom's income. Otherwise, the case can be denied. Good luck.
You indicated your husband works. If you file a joint tax return he will need to do an I-864A anyway so just count his income. Real estate is not liquid enough to count as an asset usually but other accounts would work.
Lynne R. Feldman, Attorney at Law
Concentrating in Immigration Law
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Former Adjunct Professor -- Immigration law
University of Illinois College of Law
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