Chicago, IL asked in Immigration Law for Michigan

Q: Do I need a sponsor?

I am in the US three years, paid taxes every year on time. Got married but my husband doesn't earn enough to sponsor me. Friend of mine told me I don't need a sponsor if I am here more than one year and if I was paying taxes.

So I need a legal answer because I don't want to be refused just because I didn't have correct information.

Updating info:

I aplied for asylum, still waiting, but my husband told me to cancel that and go only through marriage. So if I withdraw asylum case I won't have EAD. Do I need a sponsor in case I withdraw asylum and go only through marriage?

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1 Lawyer Answer

Hector E. Quiroga

  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Las Vegas, NV

A: If you are working lawfully, you can be your husband’s “household member” and include your income with his.

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