We have published a new video that explains the documents needed to compel an I-864 immigration sponsor to financially support the sponsored immigrant. Immigrants who are sponsored by a spouse may be entitled to financial support based on the Form I-864, Affidavit of Support. This financial support obligation exists even in the case of a separation or divorce. Immigrants can hire an attorney – usually with no upfront costs – and sue their sponsor to obtain that financial support. To prove the case, however, requires “proof.” There are three essential document types that a lawyer needs to evaluate whether a claim for support exists: (1) the immigration application papers, including the signed Form I-864; (2) the immigrant’s most recent social security statement; and, (3) any separate or divorce papers, including any prenups or postnuptial agreements. A lawyer well-versed in this area can help get any of the documents and will know what to look for in each.
You can view the video here or below.