Missouri City, TX asked in Immigration Law for Missouri

Q: Hi, I cosponsored a family member due to petitioner income not being sufficient 6 years ago.

The beneficiary has been deceased since 2019. I currently would like to petition for my husband, would it be considered that I petitioned before or would the answer to the prior petition be no

Update: just want to clarify. Nothing has been asked of me. I joint/cosponsered a relative with my income state because the person that filed did not have sufficient income. That’s all I did. The beneficiary received his 10year green card, got a job and a few years later passed on. The government or immigration has never contacted me regarding the individual.

Currently I am filing out a I-30 form and there is a section that says “prior petitions”. I’m confused on the terminology since it’s a yes or no question. An affidavit of support(I believe that’s what I did by cosponsoring but please correct me if I’m wrong)... is that irrelevant to this question? I didn’t petition for the deceased individual they were already here but his son’s income was not sufficient so he needed a cosponsor.

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Kevin L Dixler
Kevin L Dixler
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  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Chicago, IL

A: There’s a bit more going on, here. You can be asked for evidence that the jointly sponsored alien is actually deceased. Otherwise, he may deemed as a dependent and you can be viewed as misrepresenting on the form I-864.

It’s also unclear whether any financial responsibility has accrued. Also, whether the State of Texas, through some Federal agency, may try to seek reimbursement due to paid out means tested benefits. Was the deceased insured?

I strongly recommend an appointment with a competent and experienced immigration attorney before there are any other complications.

The above is general information, not legal advice, and does not create an attorney client relationship.

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Kevin L Dixler
Kevin L Dixler
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  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Chicago, IL

A: I meant Missouri if that’s where the deceased lived and/or was possibly hospitalized.

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