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  • Department of Homeland Security Proposes Changes to the Affidavit of Support Process

    On October 2, 2020, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a notice of proposed rulemaking outlining suggested changes to the Affidavit of Support process. Petitioning sponsors for most family-based and some employment-based immigrants are required to file Form I-864, Affidavit of Support Under Section 213A of the INA (or it’s shorter version, I-864EZ , for […]

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  • Presidential Memorandum on Enforcing the Legal Responsibilities of Sponsors of Aliens

    On May 23, 2019, the President issued a Presidential Memorandum on Enforcing the Legal Responsibilities of Sponsors of Aliens. The Administration is obligated to enforce existing immigration laws and protect the American taxpayer. According to this memorandum, all federal agencies must update and issue guidance and regulations to comply with current law and to ensure […]

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  • Five Common Mistakes when Completing the I-864

    Completing immigration forms can be a complicated process. Form I-864, Affidavit of Support, often generates questions and requests for assistance. Increased scrutiny by the National Visa Center often results in more Requests for Evidence, which can be time consuming and delay your overall visa process. Here are five common mistakes to avoid when completing Form […]

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  • What You May Not Know About the Affidavit of Support

    Any person seeking to immigrate to the United States pursuant to a Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative, must have a financial sponsor who signs and submits a Form I-864, Affidavit of Support to the Department of Homeland Security. With this Affidavit of Support, the sponsor agrees to financially support the intending immigrant at 125 […]

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  • Are you domiciled in the U.S.?

    When you are petitioning for your foreign national family member, one of the requirements you must prove to the government is that your family member will not become a public charge after admission into the U.S.  This means that once granted permanent resident status, your foreign national family member will not need public assistance.  This […]

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  • Part 3 of 4: Financial Responsibility of Green Card Sponsors

    **Please note: The purpose of this series is to provide general information on immigration tax issues commonly raised by our Canadian clients. Berardi Immigration Law does not practice U.S. tax law. Any information herein is for general informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal or tax advice. To ensure compliance with […]

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