I am currently receiving food stamps and Medicaid for my two kids. We are in the final steps of my husband’s residency however they are telling us in order to receive his green card we need to give up all our assistance and have a sponsor! Is this true? We are not financially ready to support our family yet especially medically. I am a US citizen so are my kids I thought that we wouldn’t be affected by this. He doesn’t receive any assistance they don’t include him just his income. This is the first I have heard of this and I am scared.
What you heard is true, for the most part: it's called the "public charge ground of inadmissibility". You really need to speak in private with a lawyer.
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