US citizen spouses who petition foreign nationals for legal permanent residency based on marriage must demonstrate that the foreign nationals will not become public charges. This is demonstrated by signing an Affidavit of Support and providing evidence of the US citizen's current working conditions, salary, and other assets. When the US citizen cannot meet the minimum requirements for an Affidavit of Support, a joint sponsor can be used.
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Elizabeth R. Blandon
This information supplements information provided in the previous responses to your question. I am sorry to learn about the foreclosure and bankruptcy issues your family faces, but I hope it will be a comfort to know that bankruptcy will not make your husband ineligible to petition for you to obtain immigration benefits. Most likely it will be necessary to secure a joint sponsor for an adjustment of status petition, and most any U.S. Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident with sufficient income who is willing to be a joint sponsor may do so.
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