What’s the liability/risk of the spouse who will not sign the I-864 form?

Both my spouse and I have assets from before our marriage. Ever since the marriage, we have been filing joint tax return and have purchased our house together. If one sponsors a parent for green card, will the other spouse’s pre-marriage assets automatically be deemed

Asked on October 17, 2017 under Immigration Law, California


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Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

The affidavit of support is not a support for the sponsored immigrant.  It is a contract between the signer and the US government whereby the sponsor agrees to reimburse the government if the sponsored immigrant applies for and obtains any means tested government benefit that triggers the affidavit of support.

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