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husband's liability if wife signs affidavit of support for her brothers

Old Jul 13th 2007, 9:35 pm
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My wife and I are retired. She will sponsor her two brothers and their
spouses from China. My wife's and her brothers's assets meet the INS
family size assets requirements.

If she is the sponsor, will I also be liable if I don't sign the
affidavit of support?
 
Old Jul 13th 2007, 10:15 pm
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Default Re: husband's liability if wife signs affidavit of support for her brothers

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My wife and I are retired. She will sponsor her two brothers and their
spouses from China. My wife's and her brothers's assets meet the INS
family size assets requirements.

If she is the sponsor, will I also be liable if I don't sign the
affidavit of support?
Not personally.

I do not think her Brothers can use their assets?

Anway nothing is going to happen for a very long time, if at all. There was a proposal in the last CIR to delete this category.
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Old Jul 13th 2007, 10:27 pm
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Default Re: husband's liability if wife signs affidavit of support for her brothers

Originally Posted by MW Man View Post
My wife and I are retired. She will sponsor her two brothers and their
spouses from China. My wife's and her brothers's assets meet the INS
family size assets requirements.

If she is the sponsor, will I also be liable if I don't sign the
affidavit of support?
You may have liability if you live in a community property state.
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Old Jul 13th 2007, 10:27 pm
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Default Re: husband's liability if wife signs affidavit of support for her brothers

Originally Posted by MW Man View Post
My wife and I are retired. She will sponsor her two brothers and their
spouses from China. My wife's and her brothers's assets meet the INS
family size assets requirements.

If she is the sponsor, will I also be liable if I don't sign the
affidavit of support?
Don't know about liability, but her brothers fall under Family, Fourth Preference. Priority Date for that category is March 1, 1996. As Boiler says, they are in for a very long wait. And I don't think your wife can sponsor the brothers' spouses at all; don't know if they can be included in the application.
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Old Jul 15th 2007, 11:08 pm
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Default Re: husband's liability if wife signs affidavit of support for her brothers

Originally Posted by Bill_S View Post
Don't know about liability, but her brothers fall under Family, Fourth Preference. Priority Date for that category is March 1, 1996. As Boiler says, they are in for a very long wait. And I don't think your wife can sponsor the brothers' spouses at all; don't know if they can be included in the application.
Spouses are included in the application, as was I in my husbands application. Also included are any children under the age of 18,
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