The financial obligations of a sponsor (co/joint sponsor or otherwise) are generlly limited to safeguarding the U.S. government from having to provide needs-based public assistance to the alien for a period of 40 quarters or until the alien may become a U.S. citizen. The sponsor's obligations are not owed to banks or other ordinary creditors of the alien, and the obligation is specific to the person who signs the Affidavit of Support and does not extend to the spouse of the sponsor.
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