How can a US citizen legally remove oneself as a sponsor for obtaining a green card for a non-US citizen?

Asked over 2 years ago - Newport, KY

Is it legal to no longer want to sponsor a non-US citizen for their green card? Can you withdraw this request? What will happen to US citizen and non-US citizen (who is not in the country legally)?

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  1. Carl Michael Shusterman

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    Answered . I agree with Atty Ferrari.

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  2. J Charles Ferrari

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    Answered . It depends on what you mean by "sponsor." If you mean "petition," then you would withdraw the petition. If you mean "Affidavit of Support," then unfortunately, it cannot be done.

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

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    Answered . Have you filed the I485 or are about to file? You can always withdraw your intent unless you signed a contract to the contrary. If you have not yet filed but were thinking of doing so, withdrawing the intent would cause a problem for the applicant who would have to look for a co-sponsor. If in doubt, hire a lawyer.

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