Husband and I have been married for almost 9 years but have been separated for 6 (never filed for divorce). During that time we had 2 children which he did not support due to having problems finding a stable job due to his immigration status. He is illegal and is protected under 245-i (I am a US citizen). We are now trying to work things out and I want to get him his green card so he can work a good job and help me support our children. For the past 3 years I have been receiving food stamps, welfare, and medical while going to school to obtain my degree. Will this affect in any way his chances of obtaining his green card as I had to take this course because he was an absent father?
245i is not applicable to every US citizen sponsored petition.
The US citizen not meeting the poverty guidelines for sponsorship may obtain a co-sponsor.
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