Saint Louis, MO asked in Immigration Law for Missouri

Q: My wife is in process of I-485 adjustments of status and I got lay-off. Can we apply for Food Snaps

Would it effect her getting a green card

We waiting on interview . And we of course used someone else as sponsor

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Ify Princess Ikeakanam
Ify Princess Ikeakanam
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Charlotte, NC

A: Hey, under the public charge rule, the USCIS will consider whether the intending immigrant has received or will be eligible to receive public benefits in the future. Last month, there was a temporary hold on i-944 but it seems to apply to certain states- NY-VT-CT- USCIS has been quite about the rule and how to apply it during the pandemic. Check out my Youtube channel where I discussed the states and answered other immigration questions

Applying for food stamps at this stage of the application may not affect your spouse but it is definitely a question that could come up at interview.

Contact an experienced immigration attorney to discuss this concern. I hope everything works out for you regarding your job.

*Communication not legal advise.

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