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It’s hard to overstate how life changing a well timed cash infusion can be for financially struggling immigrants that are going through divorce or are in the process of trying to escape an abusive situation. For those people, privately enforcing the I-864 affidavit of support could provide the financial safety net they need to make it through. A great juncture to research 864 enforcement is when you are considering filing a I-751 divorce or abuse waiver. Especially if you are not working, a high percentage of conditional or permanent green card holders may have a viable claim. Many people that have a viable claim will not enforce it and unnecessarily suffer financially or stay in bad domestic situations simply because they are unaware of the strong enforcement rights they have.