If she is sponsoring you, she needs to submit an I-864. However, her parents can be joint sponsors.
Mr. Shusterman's (former INS Trial Attorney, 1976-82) response to your question is general in nature, as not all the facts are known to him. You should retain an attorney experienced in immigration law to review all the facts in your case in order to receive advice specific to your case. Mr. Shusterman's statement above does not create an attorney/client relationship.
I am not sure what your question is. I am assuming your wife petitioned for you via an I-130? Unfortunately, there is not enough information here to answer your question accurately . If you are in the process of applying for your residency, either concurrently with an I-130 petition (as the husband of a US Citizen), or after the petition has been approved - you need to send an I-864 Affidavit of Support with your residency application. If you are adjusting status based on marriage - you will need to include an I-864 for your wife, whether or not she is employed. You will also need a joint sponsor to make up for the fact that she is not working It is possible that using one of her parents as a joint sponsor will work. This depends on the details of their situation. You should include more details regarding your situation if you want further advice. You might want to consider an attorney's help as well. Good luck.
If your wife is sponsoring you for a green card, then she as the petitioner/sponsor is obligated under the law t to file/execute her own I-864 Affidavit, regardless of income or lack thereof, and her parents can be the joint-sponsor.
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