Chicago, IL asked in Immigration Law for Illinois

Q: Is it true that me(the wife) & a citizen who receives link card benefits,would affect my husband filing process

I am citizen and the wife, but I soon heard a rumor that the trump administration are cracking down on families that recieve any kind of benefits from the government and that this would affect heavily the families seeking green cards or stay in America.

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Drew Elesh
Drew Elesh
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  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Chicago, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: The new public charge form is 18 pages and requires documentation and answers regarding public benefits and financial proof such as a credit report and loans like car loans or student loans etc.... So individuals can be denied a Greencard if USCIS determines they are likely to be a public charge to the federal government. It is not a rumor. Since Feb 24 2020 that is the law . An attorney with experience and competence knows how to navigate these new requirements and documentation to aid in the success of the Greencard application.

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Robert Roy Klein
Robert Roy Klein
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  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Los Angeles, CA

A: Public benefits received by a US citizen is not considered under the public charge rule, so your receipt of a potential public benefit has no effect on your husband's case, so long as your husband does not benefit from it. He could be seen as benefiting from it if he doesn't work.

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