It is now more than a year from my first entry to the US. . I have used the food stamps benefit about 5 months now and because I haven't got a job yet I want to apply for the GR (general relief - cash aid). As you know immigration office demanded of me a bank statement that shows some amount of money (about 30.000 $) in my account, because I didn't have a supporter in the US I provided the bank statement.
Now my question is, isn't it ok that I apply for the cash aid? Isn't it in conflict with the bank statement that I have provided before getting the green card saying I have that much money in the bank?I fear, maybe my CASH AID application may consider as a negative point in my citizenship process.
Thank youThank you for your time. Me and my wife both are green card holders DV1 with expiration date of 2022. As a green card lottery winner you should either provide an affidavit of support from a US citizen, or provide a bank statement from your bank in your homeland with the equivalent of 30000 $ money in it. One of these must be provided to get the Greencard. That money has been in my account just for one day and it was in another currency. Most of it was loaned. Now I can't move the money because it's somehow stuck in a business in my homeland country. I want to find out that is if i apply for cash aid, would they investigate this and search my immigration case file and say this is wrong and you supposed to have enough money when you are here.OR because me and my wife at the moment ARE green card holders, they won't investigate my immigration case in this kind of situations and consider us as a normal PR that can apply for the cash aid.
I am somewhat confused. What is the status of you and your wife? DV1 for ten years and CR1 for 2 years?
If so, just take the $30,000 out of the bank and live on $2,000.00 per month. Your good to go for 15 months. By then the baby will be fine and you'll have a job to support your wife and child.
Did I misread something here or you are not telling the truth?
Take this fact pattern to an immigration attorney for a consultation.
The information contained in this answer is provided for informational purposes only, and should not be construed as legal advice on any subject matter,not should it be viewed as establishing an attorney client relationship of any kind.
Whether you could request public assistance with 30 thousand dollars in your account is an issue which is not an immigration question.
In reality, the "public charge" provisions of the Immigration & Nationality Act apply to obtaining permanent residence, not US citizenship. But please ensure not to fall into any legal traps of applying for General Relief that you may not be eligible for, as that could cause questions about your moral character for citizenship.
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