|Affidavit of Support Issues
|Sometimes, especially in family-based petitions, the isseu arises of how to resolve
affidavit of support problems. In most cases, the U.S. citizen spouse who wants to
sponsor a foreign spouse or fiancee' for a green card must produce evidence that
he/she meets 125% of the latest poverty line guidelines, and attach several
documents including complete federal tax return for the most recent tax year, letters
verifying current employment, and other evidence of assets.
This could sometimes raise thorny problems, for example when the evidence
submitted in support of the I-864 affidavit does not meet the required financial
threshold, or could cast a shadow on the bona fide of the marriage (For example, sa it
sometimes happen, when the U.S. citizen filed as single and not as a married person).
Do not let this be an obstacle to your green card petition. Not all these problems can
be overcome, but in may cases an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure and
well worth the intial consultation fee with an immigration attorney.
Be aware of scam artist that will take your money only to let you find out later that your
petition is destined for denial. Many poorly written petitions are approved for initial filing
only to discover at the time of a request for additional evidence or at the adjustment
interview that the alien has a major problem and that the whole petition will be denied.
Unfortunately, many individuals not licensed to practice law ("notarios") have been
know to "fee in" an unwinnable case only to get a several thousand dollar retainer and
This is just one example why we strongly believe that one should seek professional
assistance when attempting to immigrate to the U.S. We know. We have been in the
trenches. We know what it is like, how it feels attempting to fill in the gaps in
contradictory information from different sources, not knowing what to do or whom to
trust, and, the risks involved in trusting the wrong sources.
We are licensed attorneys, members of the American Immigration Lawyer
Association, with a reputation for integrity and many years of experience.
We believe that knowledge is power, and we are willing to share our knowledge and
experience with you. The information that you will gain from establishing a
professional relationship with our firm will pay for itself many times over by
empowering you to make better informed decisions.
After all, often these decisions will have a major impact in you personal or
professional life: where you will be able to live and work, whether or not you will be
reunited with your family, and how soon. If these factors are important to you, you
should treat them with the due consideration.
If you would like to schedule a paid consultation with our firm, please do not hesitate
to contact us. We are here to help.
Law Offices of Giuseppe Scagliarini
|Giuseppe Scagliarini, Esq.
37 Harrison Avenue
Newport, RI 02840