I came in with a student visa (F-1)
Generally, a U.S. citizen may petition for a husband to adjust status in the U.S. to become a Lawful Permanent Resident (to get a "Green Card") notwithstanding that the U.S. citizen wife owes money or has a controversy with the IRS and notwithstanding that she is not employed. It may be necessary, however, to have a "joint sponsor" provide an Affidavit of Support under these circumstances. It would be wise to consult with an immigration attorney who could learn all the relevant details and then be able to advise about eligibilities, options and strategies.
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Yes she will need to sign an Affidavit of Support as your Petition and you will likely need a co-sponsor as well who is a PR or U.S. citizen.
Lynne R. Feldman, Attorney at Law
Concentrating in Immigration and Nationality Law
2221 Camino Del Rio South, Suite 201
San Diego, CA 92108
phone: (619) 299-9600, facsimile: (619) 923-3277
Formerly Adjunct Professor -- Immigration law
University of Illinois College of Law
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