Written by attorney Stuart Jonas Reich

When Joint Sponsorship is Needed

There are many things which may prevent a person applying for U.S. permanent residence (a "green card") from obtaining it. Some, like certain prior criminal or terrorist activities, are obvious and widely known. Others, such as the "Public Charge" ground for inadmissibility, are less well-known. The Public Charge ground provides that a person cannot be granted permanent residence unless they can demonstrate that, with a few exceptions, they won't require financial support from any level of government in the U.S.

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