USCIS has issued guidance on the requirements if you sponsor an immigrant or

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agree to make your income and assets available to help sponsor the immigrant.

As part of this sponsoring process, sponsors are required to provide Affidavit of Support, showing adequate financial resources to support the immigrant/s.

Majority of the sponsors are aware of the financial responsibilities around the sponsorship, sponsors should also pay attention to the rules (updated rules) around public benefit charge.

To support the presidential memorandum which was issued 2 years ago, today USCIS has issued guidance around Affidavit of Support responsibilities if you sponsor an immigrant.

Sponsored immigrants may be ineligible for certain means-tested public benefits because the agency will consider your resources and assets, and those of your household members, when determining the immigrant’s eligibility for the benefits.

If an immigrant named on your affidavit of support receives a means-tested public benefit while the affidavit is enforceable, you, as the sponsor, will be responsible for reimbursing the agency providing the benefit.

Learn more about means-tested public benefit

The Affidavit of Support is a legal and enforceable contract between the sponsor and the federal government. The sponsor must be willing and able to financially support the intending immigrant as outlined by law and regulations

More info here

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