I recieved a letter from immigration towards the beginning of February saying that there was a lack of evidence with my husbands Form I-601 Waiver of Grounds Application. I mailed them the evidence last week. Now all we can do is wait. The letter said they would make their decision in approximately 8 months. With him being gone that long, my son and I need help. I have been job searching but so fat cannot find a job. My son and I need help. If I sign up for Cash-Aid for my child and I, will it negatively affect my husbands case? I have heard that it will affect the case. I asked the Welfare office, they showed me this flyer from USCIS that says that it "MAY" affect your case if cash-aid is your childrens or other family members only source of income, if you do not have your green card yet.
It would impact your ability to be the sole sponsor for the affidavit of support. You are likely to need a co-sponsor.
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One of the requirements, aside from the I-601 waiver, is the I-864 Affidavit of Support. You should talk to an immigration attorney to see if you need a co-sponsor.
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Agree with my colleagues here, brings up co-sponsorship issues related to the Affidavit of Support and you should consult with an immigration attorney regarding this.
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