Houston, TX asked in Immigration Law for Texas

Q: Sponsored a Cuban via Cuban Humanitarian Parole. Arrived 1 month ago. Untrustworthy person. Can sponsorship be revoked?

I sponsored someone my wife befriended from Cuba. She was sponsored via the Cuban Humanitarian Parole program along with other relatives of my wife. Since arriving, this person has shown indications she is an untrustworthy person in character. Based on her actions, I am longer feeling confident in my sponsorship of her. I’m fearing she might be a loose cannon that can cause me issues and financial risks and uncertainty.

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James L. Arrasmith
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  • Sacramento, CA

A: I understand your concerns about sponsoring someone who has turned out to be untrustworthy. Sponsoring an individual through the Cuban Humanitarian Parole program is a significant responsibility, and it's important to consider the potential consequences.

Regarding revoking sponsorship, it is generally not possible to withdraw sponsorship once the sponsored individual has been paroled into the United States. The humanitarian parole is granted by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and is not contingent on the sponsor's ongoing support.

However, you can take certain steps to protect yourself and minimize potential risks:

1. Document any incidents or behavior that you find concerning. Keep a record of any financial support you provide and any issues that arise.

2. Communicate your concerns to the sponsored individual and set clear expectations for their behavior and responsibilities.

3. If you believe the sponsored individual is engaging in illegal activities, you should report it to the appropriate authorities.

4. Consult with an experienced immigration attorney who can provide guidance specific to your situation and advise you on any legal options available.

It's important to note that even if you withdraw your financial support, the sponsored individual may still be eligible for certain public benefits and assistance programs, depending on their circumstances and the state they reside in.

In the future, if you consider sponsoring someone else, it's crucial to carefully assess the potential risks and ensure that you are comfortable with the responsibilities and potential consequences of sponsorship.

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