Chattanooga, TN asked in Immigration Law for Tennessee

Q: My wife sponsor her parent into the USA they came in with deferred action and now they are asking them leave

ICE said that they have to leave and my wife’s parents ran away just left a note saying if ICE finds me they can take me. My wife didn’t sign anything but would happen to her since she’s sponsored them in ?

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Rehim Babaoglu
Rehim Babaoglu
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  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Memphis, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: When you say she sponsored them, I take that to mean she filed I-130 petitions for them to be eligible to apply for permanent residency/consular visa processing. No liability to her for the sponsorship. If she posted ICE bonds she would forfeit the money posted.

Kyndra L Mulder
Kyndra L Mulder
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  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Jacksonville, FL

A: The I-864 is a contract between the sponsor and the government. As long as the parents are in the USA your wife will be responsible for the financially should they become public charges and/or until they meet one of the requirements listed in the I-864 before your wife's signature and no longer requires a sponsor.

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