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Thread: US Citizen married to immigrant. need help finding co-sponsor. advice please!

  1. #1
    Guest
    hi all,

    im 22 and married to a woman from southeast Asia. She came to this country legally which means we should have no problem getting her a green card but we're running into some difficulties.

    My income was not high enough for the past 3 years to sponsor her alone. im not working right now because im suffering from manic depression. our lawyer told us we need a co-sponsor. however my parents and no one in my family will do it. we haven't found any friend's who will do it.

    So Many asian, pakistani, and latino family and friends co-sponsor for their own people. why am i finding such resistance in the white community?

    now im thinking of writing a letter to anyone i know with substantial wealth and asking them if they'll sponsor. Do I have to sink this low?

    my wife has no intention of going on medicaid or social security disability (two of the worries for a potential sponsor), she just wants to get a better job so she can get insurance for our family.

    can anyone help us or advise us?

  2. #2
    Guest
    hi all,

    im 22 and married to a woman from southeast Asia. She came to this country legally which means we should have no problem getting her a green card but we're running into some difficulties.

    My income was not high enough for the past 3 years to sponsor her alone. im not working right now because im suffering from manic depression. our lawyer told us we need a co-sponsor. however my parents and no one in my family will do it. we haven't found any friend's who will do it.

    So Many asian, pakistani, and latino family and friends co-sponsor for their own people. why am i finding such resistance in the white community?

    now im thinking of writing a letter to anyone i know with substantial wealth and asking them if they'll sponsor. Do I have to sink this low?

    my wife has no intention of going on medicaid or social security disability (two of the worries for a potential sponsor), she just wants to get a better job so she can get insurance for our family.

    can anyone help us or advise us?

  3. #3
    Guest
    Somehow the ideal thing would be for you to find a job and then once your wife gets her work permit, she can find a job and add the income to the requirement.

    I know it's hard but if you don't find someone to sponsor her, that is the only way. If you can find the right meds that work for you, then you can live your life normally.

    It's hard enough finding a co sponsor in your family as you've noticed, it might be hard to find a total stranger to do it.

  4. #4
    Guest
    thanks marie,

    i dont know when ill be able to find a job either part time or full time. it may be a year or more. the last job i tried to do was in banking again last august and i ran away from it after one week.

    by the way my wife works and she makes 125% pov level a year but she uses her best friends SSN. she has her own SSN now, but it says "not vaild for employment." our lawyer said we would be able to explain all of this in the AOS interview.

    i used to have a computer business and i still have like 1 or 2 appointments a month. i was thinking of writing to my wealthier clients and asking them if they'd co-sponsor. What do I have to lose right? this is what my wife wants me to do. They might see this as an opportunity to perform a civic duty or a charitable act.

    thank you

  5. #5
    Guest
    The problem is that it's a legal binding document.
    Many people won't do it.

    Is there a reason your family won't do it?

    She will have to wait for her work permit. Her SSN card probably says the same as mine "not valid for work without INS authorization".

    I'm still going to stress the importance of medication. If you find the right ones, you could be back on your feet within a few month. But I know that it can be hard to find the right ones.

    About her using her friend;'s SSN card, that might be a big problem. I would call another lawyer and get another opinion. It's one thing to work without permission but another to use someone's SSN.

  6. #6
    Guest
    You have another option. If you can get an firm Job Offer for your wife duly Notarized by a employer then that will be a substitute for additional support. The employer will have to mention that he has offered a job which will pay your wife $ ________. This is a confirmed offer and open till________ provided she gets legal authorization to work in the United States.
    Good luck.

  7. #7
    Guest
    My incomes for the past 3 years were 10,000, 14,000 and 21,000. I'm not sure how my wife getting an offer of employment could make up for my lack of income in 2000 and 01. Probably the only person she could get a letter from is the guy she works for now and thats not a problem. because "she" isnt working for him now. her friend's identity is technically.

    my family doesnt want to sponsor because they dont want to be bound for 5 to 7 years until she becomes a citizen. there is one condition of sponsorship that states that if the immigrant goes on medicaid or social security disability, the sponsor has to pay that money back to the govt. My parents say being a sponsor is too risky.

    Kevin

  8. #8
    Guest
    Sorry they feel that way Kevin

    Probably then your best bet is to do what umesh said.

  9. #9
    Guest
    If you don't mind just give me your phone Number so that I can discuss with you your other options if you have any.
    Good luck

  10. #10
    Guest
    Kevin4380

    Hi. Umesh's idea sounds pretty good.

    However, if that won't work you might want to consider speaking to your family members again and offering them a consultation with a lawyer so that they can better understand exactly how much of a risk it would really be.

    Before my parents decided to act as a co-sponsor for my husband, they made an appointment with a good lawyer, and double checked to see exactly how much of a risk cosponsorship would be for them. At the end of the meeting they found that it wasn't quite as bad as they had thought it might be, and it made them feel a lot better about the whole process.

    Anyway, good luck to you!!!

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