We cosponsored my wife's uncle and family with my father-in-law. They arrived 6 months ago. We found jobs for the uncle and aunt, and school for the son and an apt for them. After two months they quit jobs, canceled health insurance, changed school, moved to another city and seeking public assistance. We explained to them of the liabilities on us and his brother. He had no concern and wanted the public assistance and work for under-the-table pay. I can't force them to stay, keep jobs and not seek public assistance. What should we do? What options do we have? Thank you.
I agree with my colleagues that this is a difficult question to answer. One thing your wife's uncle is going to find out soon, however, is that many types of public assistance are not available to even green card holders until they have been here for more than 5 years.
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