My husband made about $27K last year, and I made about $3K. I would like to know if my income counts towards the minimum income requirement, so that we don't need a sponsor. I'm getting my green card through him through I485. Thanks
Yes but only the come you made while having valid employment authorization.
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Your income can only be counted if it was legally earned, i.e. with a valid employment authorization document issued by USCIS and declared to the IRS.
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As long as any derived income from any sources have been lawfully authorized as no funds gained from unlawful employment may count towards that.
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Yes, the income can count, but only if you had authorization to work and declared the income on your taxes. A qualified immigration attorney can review your situation and give you more complete advice.
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