Fairfax, VA asked in Immigration Law for Virginia

Q: I am a legal resident in the USA as a student my daughter is US Citizen as she was born here, due to her urgent medical

due to her medical emergency she was admitted in hospital and we had to apply medicaid . Our question is will she taking medicaid effect our green card process as we never took medicaid only her being US citizen. ? ?

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Laurel Deborah Scott
Laurel Deborah Scott
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Bedford, NH

A: No. As long as you truthfully answered questions about your income on her Medicaid application, you should be fine. Public benefits received by US citizen family members is not part of the public charge analysis for the intending immigrant or nonimmigrant. It's only if the foreign national lied about household income on the public benefits application for a family member that the foreign national could get in trouble under criminal law for public benefits fraud. But as long as she's a USC and you properly reported your income on her application, you should be fine.

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