show I have a job with income. Not enough to sponsor alone, but can I sponsor with a joint sponsor? Do I need to file I-130 and prove we a are living together, married legally, and show a combined asset, such as lease and bank account statements? What problems could we have?
Under the Adam Walsh Act, certain convictions can bar U.S. citizens from petitioning for their family members. If your income is insufficient for the Affidavit of Support, and if your wife will need an Affidavit of Support, you can use a qualified Joint Sponsor. The petitioning process starts with the I-130 petition but that is only the first step in the process. As your questions show, this is not an easy process and it is important to have competent representation.
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