Are there any risks for a US citizen having a DOD military clearance (TS/secret) signing a I-864 Affidavit/Support for an alien?

Asked over 1 year ago - Laurel, MD

What, if any, are the risk for a US citizen who has a DOD military clearance (ex. top secret/secret) for signing an I-864 Affidavit of Support for an alien trying to receive their green card/ citizenship status?

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  1. J. Thomas Smith Ph.D.

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    Answered . As a sponsor you have made a 10-year commitment to reimburse the government if beneficiary were to become a public charge.

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  2. Alexander Joseph Segal

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    Answered . Good quesiton. You need to talk to the Military. Sometimes it is a problem.

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  3. J Charles Ferrari

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    Answered . Affidavits of Support are contracts with the US government wherein the person who signed them agrees to reimbures the Federal government for the costs of certain means tested benefits, if the immigrant requires and is given those benefits. The US government can sue to obtain that reimbursement.

    Affidavits of Support cannot be withdrawn once accepted by the government. They remain in effect until one of the following events take place:
    1. The person for whom it was filed has legally worked for 40 quarters in the US.
    2. The person for whom it was filed becomes a US citizen.
    3. The person for whom it was filed permanently leaves the US.
    4. The person for whom it was filed dies.
    5. The person who submitted the Affidavit of Support dies.

    J Charles Ferrari Eng & Nishimura 213.622.2255 The statement above is general in nature and does not... more

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