If you cosponsor for an immigrant and they are sued through a vehicle accident... Is the cosponsor responsible?

Asked over 1 year ago - Redford, MI

Concern in the behalf of the cosponsor of losing something through a lawsuit

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  1. Hassan Hussein Elkhalil

    Contributor Level 15


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    Answered . No. The sponsorship is only if the beneficiary becomes public charge within the first couple of years after immigrating to the U.S.

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    Hassan Elkhalil
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    Disclaimer: This answer is for informational and educational use only. This answer does not create attorney-client relationship. For more details, I recommend a private consultation with an immigration lawyer.

  2. Heather Louise Garvock


    Contributor Level 13


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    Answered . No. The co-sponsor is only assuring the government that the alien will not have to receive any means tested benefits. It is not like co-signing for a loan or otherwise making yourself responsible for the actions of the alien.

  3. Manuel Alzamora Juarez


    Contributor Level 20


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    Answered . No. Form I-864 Affidavit of support was envisioned only to prevent the intended immigrant from becoming a public charge and is not intended to be a guarantor of a motor vehicle accident. You may read all about it in the attached link. Hopefully you can now be assured you will not be bankrolling somebody's accident. Best of luck.


    This answer is provided by Manuel A. Juarez, Esq., El Abogado de Accidentes de Autos de California: 510-206-4492.... more

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