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Does filing for and receiving unemployment benefits affect my application for my green card?

Miami, FL |

I received my permanent residence based on a marriage with an American citizen. I'm applying for conditions on the residence to be removed since I'm still married to him.
There was a laid off at work and I would like to apply for unemployment. I've been working since I got married. Will this affect the decision of renewing my residence?
Thank you!

Attorney Answers 2


  1. You should be OK ... unemployment is part of an insurance program ... not welfare.

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  2. This should not affect you since this is not welfare. Just are just getting back what you invested in the system.