THE PROBLEM IS THAT ITS VERY DIFFICULT TO FIND WORK. IM NOT WORKING AND I KNOW ITS A PROBLEM AND ALSO I DONT OWN A HOME. IF MY FATHER COSIGNS WITH ME CAN WE LOSE OUR HOME. PLEASE LET ME KNOW THE BEST SOL UTION. THANK YOU SO MUCH SINCERELY, MELISSA
Co-signing (or being a joint sponsor) does not mean losing your home. The joint sponsor does have a contractual obligataion to repay the government any means-tested public benefits received by the foreign national within 10 years from being admitted as a lawful permanent resident or until the foreign national becomes a U.S. citizen.
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I agree with my colleague. You will need a joint sponsor but they don't take your home if it's used as an asset. Though they can lien the property if your fiance personally went on public assistance and the government wanted repayment. As he's a he that'd be hard and it's my understanding that it's rare for the government to go after someone anyway.
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Your father may be the co-sponsor. As long as your future spouse does not apply for any means-tested public benefits, there will be nothing to worry about.
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