If your tax return doesn't show that you made $23,862 in 2011, then you need a financial co-sponsor. A job offer for her isn't good enough.
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You will need a joint sponsor if you do not meet the minimum income regardless of whether she gets a job.Ask a similar question
You should make an appointment with an immigration attorney in your area to determine what options your wife has right now.
If you are already a U.S. Citizen, you should speak with an attorney about how to best present your financial information to show that your family can support itself, or find a co-sponsor.
If you are here on a green card, then your wife will have a very long wait, unfortunately. If you become a citizen, then there is no wait, just the time for processing. However, you will need to get your taxes straightened out before you can naturalize to become a U.S. Citizen.
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