Q: Will my Unemployment benefits affect my wife's petition?
My wifi was unable to pass through the first interview because of income insufficiency. But now I have sent her my 2019 income tax form which meets the requirements. However she has not received her Visa.
A: If your wife has been denied as likely to become a public charge, then she is inadmissible. If more than 1 year has elapsed since the decision, then you may need to file, again. As a result, I strongly recommend an appointment with a competent and experienced immigration attorney before there are any other complications. Good luck.
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A: Generally no, though under the new public charge rules it could have more of an impact than in the past. It is to note that questions about a petitioner’s unemployment benefits are not addressed on the I-944 (unemployment is not a means-tested public benefit), and since they are legitimate income, they can be used to meet income requirements for the I-864.
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