My question refers to the USCIS checking if you previously had Medicaid or some sort of government help for your children, not for youself, since they were underage when applying for residency through an I-130 or petition for an alien relative if you're not in the states anymore. Can it be some sort of evidence that you were previously in the states? Also, what can be proof that you were previously in the states? (e.g. house payment, light bills under your name, speeding or traffic ticket etc.)
Actually, yes. It can be evidence of presence. Also, depending on the benefit applied for and received and whether or not it was a benefit to a US Citizen or non-citizen, this can raise questions about public charge. Please see an immigration attorney so a professional can analyze your individual situation.
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No, because it is not a disqualifier for it unless you lie on the forms.
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I agree with Ms. Ramos, yes it can be evidence of presence. I'm not quite sure what the circumstances surrounding your situation are, and I would encourage you to seek the help of an immigration professional to assess your situation. Are you trying to prove presence or are you trying to avoid presence? Either way, it is always best to be honest and again, ask for professional assistance. As far a public charge, I'm not sure what Mr. Segal is getting at, but yes there can be a problem with certain applications if you or your children were or are on public assistance.
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A public charge issue might be raised by USCIS. It is best to consult an attorney.
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