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What will happen if AOS is denied- we got RFE

#1 missyouhoney

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 09:13 AM

He had our interview last week and took with us the proof we had, our mistake was not to have a lease agreement on both names, a joint bank account, medical and life insurance, and a list of benefits from my husband愀 ( petitioner ) employer.

We will work on those papers, but my husband is not happy about the life insurance thing, he just doesn愒 want to do it.

What was ur experience with the AOS? Did you get a RFE? Did u have to do the life insurance thing?

Furthermore, What happens if one fails to comply with ONE of the requirements? Will I be deported or how long can I stay using my Advance Parol and Work Permit?

We can愒 believe it! We愉e honest people. We love each other and God Willing will b having a daughter in July. We can愒 believe they will force us to leave The USA.

I惻l appreciate your positive comments. Thanx.
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#2 Harpa Timsah

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 09:18 AM

I can't believe they told you to go out and buy life insurance. Purposefully going out and purchasing something after being told does little to prove a bona fide marriage - that's just following directions.

Please read the RFE again. My guess is that it is just asking for more proof of a bona fide marriage (of any type). What does it say exactly?
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#3 missyouhoney

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 09:30 AM

I can't believe they told you to go out and buy life insurance. Purposefully going out and purchasing something after being told does little to prove a bona fide marriage - that's just following directions.

Please read the RFE again. My guess is that it is just asking for more proof of a bona fide marriage (of any type). What does it say exactly?



Thank u for ur answer. I惴 afraid I didn愒 explain correctly. They sent us a letter asking for proof of having life and medical insurance 2gether which we don愒 have so that愀 why we惻l have to buy it.
My husband has lived without medical insurance for more than 10 years ( believe it or not! ), he just got it last month from work but it only covers him. He thought about including me in the future, not now tho since we愉e using State Services for my pregnancy.
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#4 missyouhoney

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 09:37 AM

The Immigration Department is asking for:

1 complete joint bank statements from throughout our marital relationship - we never had a joint bank account but we will change that, the only problem is that it will show we changed it in April not in July when was when we got married. Will this not be valid???

2 medical and life insurance during our marriage: we don愒 have that. We惻l have to buy them but again, it will show that we bought it in April not througout our marital relatioship. Will this not b valid?

So if they decide these proofs are not valid, Will they make me leave the country? What happens when AOS is not granted?

We are honest, this is a marriage for love. I惴 pregnant and God willing we惻l have our daughter in July. Will they still make me leave?

Thanx.
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#5 together4evr

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 09:46 AM

You are using public aid for your pregnancy?
Does that affect your AOS?
I think it is something your sponsor will have to pay back to the government.
This might be a problem for you but I am not sure
Good Luck
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May 24, 2011 NOA1
Sept 11, 2011 NOA2-took 19 days to get case number
Sept 30, 2011 NVC number and IIN received Friday-gotta wait till Monday
Oct 13, 2011 Case Completed- 13 days from receiving case number Took 32 days from NOA2
Nov 30, 2011 Notified of Interview date
January 19, 2012 Interview- 240 days from NOA1
INTERVIEW RESULTS-APPROVED WITH 14 WEEKS AP--but he got his visa in 56 days!!!!!!

PLEASE EDIT YOUR TIMELINE IN YOUR PROFILE SO OTHERS CAN LEARN HOW LONG EACH STEP TAKES IN THIS PROCESS

#6 kcoyclay1

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 09:49 AM

Ensure your name is on the lease. Unborn babies are not seen as proof of a viable marriage. They need to see more intermingling of assets. When spouses are not willing to join assets it's a red flag and interpreted as a backdoor to ending marriages. Joint assetes put a strain on divorce and drag them out. They take everything into account.

I understand not having health insurance. The cost out of pocket to add a spouse is crazy. Life insurance is cheaper. Even if it's accident insurance. If you can avoid the third degree, do so. All the best.
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STANLEY & KAREN
01/15/2009 - Fedex I-130, I-485, I-693, I-864, I-765, G-325A
01/20/2009 - Received in mail-room and signed for by J CHYBA
01/28/2009 - Checks cashed by Homeland Security
02/02/2009 - Received in mail 3 pcs of NOA1 one each for I-485, I-130, I-765 dated 01/28/2009
02/03/2009 - Received email RFE. What did I not send now, whew!
02/09/2009 - Received mails for initial evidence and Biometric appointment (02/19/2009); mailed evidence
02/19/2009 - biometrics done - in a out in 45 minutes
03/14/2009 - Receive NOA2 dated 03/10/2009. AOS interview April 29, 2009
03/18/2009 - Touched. EAD Card production ordered
03/25/2009 - Touched. EAD approval sent
03/27/2009 - EAD card received in the mail; applied for SS# immediately (office is across the street from my home)
04/02/2009 - Received SS# in the mail
04/29/2009 - Interviewed. I- 130 approved, I-485 pending IO's review
05/05/2009 - Received NOA2. Welcome letter for Permanent Residency. I-130 and I-485 approved 04/30/2009
05/08/2009 - Touched. I-485 approval letter sent
05/11/2009 - GC received in the mail. Expires 2019
05/11/2009 - Applied to remove restrictions on my SS Card
05/18/2009 - Received unrestricted SS card

10/13/2009 - My darling husband of 2 yrs 5 months 3 weeks 3 days passed away :(

 

Naturalization Process (5 Yrs Later)  :goofy: 

 
Mar 28, 2014   - Mailed N-400
Apr 08, 2014   - Check cashed
Apr 09, 2014   - Receive Notice letter Priority date April 3, 2014
Apr 11, 2014   - Touched - Email - Biometrics letter mailed
May 08, 2014  - Biometrics done
May 12, 2014  - Touched - Email - In line for interview scheduling
July 12, 2014  - Pre-interview letter (Yellow letter)  received in mail
Aug 20, 2014  - Touched - Email - Interview scheduled
Aug 25, 2014  - Interview scheduled for Sept. 24, 2014
Sept 24, 2014 - Passed interview
Oct 06, 2014   - Touched - Email - In oath scheduling que
Oct 08, 2014   - Touched - Text - Oath ceremony scheduled
Oct 14, 2014   -  Received letter - Oath ceremony Oct 28, 2014

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#7 SF2007

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 09:52 AM

As a K1 holder, the terms of your admission in the U.S. and AOS clearly state you are not eligible to receive financial support for government programs. It would be wise to double check with your state services if you are indeed eligible for their pregnancy program as a K1 resident alien. If not, your husband might have to refund the financial support you received so far. It might be why they are asking about your proof of insurance.
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------ ROC ------

November 18, 2013 - Package sent to VSC

November 21, 2013 - NOA1 receipt date 

December 19, 2013 - Biometric appointment

March 14, 2014 - Petition transferred to local office

April 18, 2014 - Card production ordered

April 25, 2014 - Card received

 

------ AOS from K1 journey -------
July 9, 2011 - AOS application signed for at Chicago lockbox
July 22, 2011 - Biometric appointment letter received
August 15, 2011 - Biometric appointment
August 25, 2011 - Petition transferred to National Benefits Center
September 15, 2011 - Electronic notice received for approved EAD/AP
September 23, 2011 - Received EAD/AP
December 8, 2011 - RFE and replied to RFE
January 9, 2912 - Appointment notice for interview
February 9, 2012 - Interview (Approved! 7 months after application)
February 18, 2012 - Card received
 


#8 missyouhoney

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 10:01 AM

You are using public aid for your pregnancy?
Does that affect your AOS?
I think it is something your sponsor will have to pay back to the government.
This might be a problem for you but I am not sure
Good Luck


My husband ( petitioner ) decided to use it since lots of illegal aliens are using it without having to pay a penny back. He thought that being an American he had the same rite to use public aid as any other person.

But, Can we focus on my first questions please? Will I get denied the AOS and be deported? What happens when people are denied the AOS?
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#9 together4evr

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 10:30 AM

You cannot be a public charge and if tax payers are paying for you the foreigner and now we get to pay for your baby too... I think that means you are a public charge and your husband cannot afford a wife or a kid

I think you will be denied!
Start reading the uscis guidelines for being a public charge

http://www.uscis.gov...00045f3d6a1RCRD

Public Charge Fact Sheet

Introduction

Public charge has been part of U.S. immigration law for more than 100 years as a ground of inadmissibility and deportation. An individual who is likely at any time to become a public charge is inadmissible to the United States and ineligible to become a legal permanent resident. However, receiving public benefits does not automatically make an individual a public charge. This fact sheet seeks to inform non-citizens about public charge determinations and help them to make informed choices about whether to apply for certain public benefits.

Background

Under Section 212(a)(4) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), an individual seeking admission to the United States or seeking to adjust status to that of an individual lawfully admitted for permanent residence (green card) is inadmissible if the individual, "at the time of application for admission or adjustment of status, is likely at any time to become a public charge." If an individual is inadmissible, admission to the United States or adjustment of status is not granted.

Immigration and welfare laws have generated some concern about whether a non-citizen may face adverse immigration consequences for having received Federal, state, or local public benefits. Some non-citizens and their families are eligible for public benefits including disaster relief, treatment of communicable diseases, immunizations, and childrens nutrition and health care programs without being found to be a public charge.

Definition of Public Charge

For purposes of determining inadmissibility, agency guidance has, since 1999, defined public charge to mean an individual who is likely to become primarily dependent on the government for subsistence, as demonstrated by either the receipt of public cash assistance for income maintenance, or institutionalization for long-term care at government expense. See Field Guidance on Deportability and Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds, 64 FR 28689 (May 26, 1999). In determining whether an alien meets this definition for public charge inadmissibility, a number of factors must be considered, including age, health, family status, assets, resources, financial status, education, and skills. No single factor - other than the lack of an affidavit of support, if required - will determine whether an individual is a public charge.

Benefits Subject to Public Charge Consideration

The agency guidance specifies that cash assistance for income maintenance includes Supplemental Security Income (SSI), cash assistance from the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program and State or local cash assistance programs for income maintenance, often called General Assistance programs. Acceptance of these forms of public cash assistance could make a non-citizen inadmissible as a public charge, if all other criteria are met. However, the mere receipt of these benefits does not automatically make an individual inadmissible, ineligible to adjust status to lawful permanent resident, or deportable on public charge grounds. See Field Guidance on Deportability and Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds, 64 FR 28689 (May 26, 1999). Each determination is made on a case-by-case basis in the context of the totality of the circumstances.

In addition, public assistance, including Medicaid, that is used to support aliens who reside in an institution for long-term care such as a nursing home or mental health institution may also be considered as part of the public charge analysis of the totality of the circumstances. Short-term institutionalization for rehabilitation is not subject to public charge consideration.

Benefits Not Subject to Public Charge Consideration

Under the agency guidance, non-cash benefits and special-purpose cash benefits that are not intended for income maintenance are not subject to public charge consideration. Such benefits include:

Medicaid and other health insurance and health services (including public assistance for immunizations and for testing and treatment of symptoms of communicable diseases, use of health clinics, short-term rehabilitation services, prenatal care, and emergency medical services) other than support for long-term institutional care
Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
Nutrition programs, including Food Stamps, the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC), the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Program, and other supplementary and emergency food assistance programs
Housing benefits
Child care services
Energy assistance, such as the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
Emergency disaster relief
Foster care and adoption assistance
Educational assistance (such as attending public school), including benefits under the Head Start Act and aid for elementary, secondary, or higher education
Job training programs
In-kind, community-based programs, services, or assistance (such as soup kitchens, crisis counseling and intervention, and short-term shelter)
Non-cash benefits under TANF such as subsidized child care or transit subsidies
Cash payments that have been earned, such as Title II Social Security benefits, government pensions, and veterans' benefits, among other forms of earned benefits, do not support a public charge determination
Unemployment compensation is also not considered for public charge purposes

Some of the above programs may provide cash benefits, such as energy assistance, transportation or child care benefits provided under TANF or the Child Care Development Block Grant (CCDBG), and one-time emergency payments under TANF. Since the purpose of such benefits is not for income maintenance, but rather to avoid the need for on-going cash assistance for income maintenance, they are not subject to public charge consideration.
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May 24, 2011 NOA1
Sept 11, 2011 NOA2-took 19 days to get case number
Sept 30, 2011 NVC number and IIN received Friday-gotta wait till Monday
Oct 13, 2011 Case Completed- 13 days from receiving case number Took 32 days from NOA2
Nov 30, 2011 Notified of Interview date
January 19, 2012 Interview- 240 days from NOA1
INTERVIEW RESULTS-APPROVED WITH 14 WEEKS AP--but he got his visa in 56 days!!!!!!

PLEASE EDIT YOUR TIMELINE IN YOUR PROFILE SO OTHERS CAN LEARN HOW LONG EACH STEP TAKES IN THIS PROCESS

#10 SF2007

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 10:33 AM

My husband ( petitioner ) decided to use it since lots of illegal aliens are using it without having to pay a penny back. He thought that being an American he had the same rite to use public aid as any other person.

But, Can we focus on my first questions please? Will I get denied the AOS and be deported? What happens when people are denied the AOS?


It is of the utmost importance you double check if you are eligible to receive the prenatal care from state services. If it turns out you are not entitled to state services, your husband will have to pay it back. Chances are the interviewing officer is suspicious of how you are getting prenatal care and he wants to see your proof of insurance to ensure you are not using the government's money.

Because "lots of illegals are using it" does not give you license to do the same. It is still not permitted. Your husband should go back and read the terms of his I-134 and I-864.

That being said, no one knows or can predict what's going to happen to you. It's in the hands of your interviewing officer. You have to comply to his request. If you are denied AOS you will start accumulating days of illegal presence. Your EAD/AP will be void. I believe you can appeal once before they force you to leave the country. What you haven't paid in prenatal care you would certainly have to pay in legal fees.

No one on VJ will tell you it's ok for you to break the rules. Or help you go around them. Do what's right. Find out if you are really eligible for state services and if you are not, get off it, get on your husband's medical insurance and pray for USCIS' leniency.

Edited by SF2007, 30 March 2012 - 10:37 AM.

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------ ROC ------

November 18, 2013 - Package sent to VSC

November 21, 2013 - NOA1 receipt date 

December 19, 2013 - Biometric appointment

March 14, 2014 - Petition transferred to local office

April 18, 2014 - Card production ordered

April 25, 2014 - Card received

 

------ AOS from K1 journey -------
July 9, 2011 - AOS application signed for at Chicago lockbox
July 22, 2011 - Biometric appointment letter received
August 15, 2011 - Biometric appointment
August 25, 2011 - Petition transferred to National Benefits Center
September 15, 2011 - Electronic notice received for approved EAD/AP
September 23, 2011 - Received EAD/AP
December 8, 2011 - RFE and replied to RFE
January 9, 2912 - Appointment notice for interview
February 9, 2012 - Interview (Approved! 7 months after application)
February 18, 2012 - Card received
 


#11 kcoyclay1

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 10:37 AM

My husband ( petitioner ) decided to use it since lots of illegal aliens are using it without having to pay a penny back. He thought that being an American he had the same rite to use public aid as any other person.

But, Can we focus on my first questions please? Will I get denied the AOS and be deported? What happens when people are denied the AOS?


Try not to evade the obvious. That may be the reason you are RFEd. They are fining and imprisoning persons who are knowingly abusing the system. It's all over the newspaper. Don't be denied to save a buck. It's not a right if you are not eligible. Forget illegal immigrants. You are not one of them. I'm not trying to be harsh; trying to help you guys to see what's happening and to do what is right. Immigration will not be lenient about this. Be very careful. It may bite you.

Edited by kcoyclay1, 30 March 2012 - 10:40 AM.

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STANLEY & KAREN
01/15/2009 - Fedex I-130, I-485, I-693, I-864, I-765, G-325A
01/20/2009 - Received in mail-room and signed for by J CHYBA
01/28/2009 - Checks cashed by Homeland Security
02/02/2009 - Received in mail 3 pcs of NOA1 one each for I-485, I-130, I-765 dated 01/28/2009
02/03/2009 - Received email RFE. What did I not send now, whew!
02/09/2009 - Received mails for initial evidence and Biometric appointment (02/19/2009); mailed evidence
02/19/2009 - biometrics done - in a out in 45 minutes
03/14/2009 - Receive NOA2 dated 03/10/2009. AOS interview April 29, 2009
03/18/2009 - Touched. EAD Card production ordered
03/25/2009 - Touched. EAD approval sent
03/27/2009 - EAD card received in the mail; applied for SS# immediately (office is across the street from my home)
04/02/2009 - Received SS# in the mail
04/29/2009 - Interviewed. I- 130 approved, I-485 pending IO's review
05/05/2009 - Received NOA2. Welcome letter for Permanent Residency. I-130 and I-485 approved 04/30/2009
05/08/2009 - Touched. I-485 approval letter sent
05/11/2009 - GC received in the mail. Expires 2019
05/11/2009 - Applied to remove restrictions on my SS Card
05/18/2009 - Received unrestricted SS card

10/13/2009 - My darling husband of 2 yrs 5 months 3 weeks 3 days passed away :(

 

Naturalization Process (5 Yrs Later)  :goofy: 

 
Mar 28, 2014   - Mailed N-400
Apr 08, 2014   - Check cashed
Apr 09, 2014   - Receive Notice letter Priority date April 3, 2014
Apr 11, 2014   - Touched - Email - Biometrics letter mailed
May 08, 2014  - Biometrics done
May 12, 2014  - Touched - Email - In line for interview scheduling
July 12, 2014  - Pre-interview letter (Yellow letter)  received in mail
Aug 20, 2014  - Touched - Email - Interview scheduled
Aug 25, 2014  - Interview scheduled for Sept. 24, 2014
Sept 24, 2014 - Passed interview
Oct 06, 2014   - Touched - Email - In oath scheduling que
Oct 08, 2014   - Touched - Text - Oath ceremony scheduled
Oct 14, 2014   -  Received letter - Oath ceremony Oct 28, 2014

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KayCee

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#12 kcoyclay1

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 10:46 AM

BTW your question is all over the Internet. FBI and immigration just need to google key words and they will see this thread. I've seen vjers write posts about being caught in a well believe secret. Things that seemed harmless such as stating they are a citizen has costed them their marriage, deportation, and a ban from ever re-entering the US for life. No appeals.
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STANLEY & KAREN
01/15/2009 - Fedex I-130, I-485, I-693, I-864, I-765, G-325A
01/20/2009 - Received in mail-room and signed for by J CHYBA
01/28/2009 - Checks cashed by Homeland Security
02/02/2009 - Received in mail 3 pcs of NOA1 one each for I-485, I-130, I-765 dated 01/28/2009
02/03/2009 - Received email RFE. What did I not send now, whew!
02/09/2009 - Received mails for initial evidence and Biometric appointment (02/19/2009); mailed evidence
02/19/2009 - biometrics done - in a out in 45 minutes
03/14/2009 - Receive NOA2 dated 03/10/2009. AOS interview April 29, 2009
03/18/2009 - Touched. EAD Card production ordered
03/25/2009 - Touched. EAD approval sent
03/27/2009 - EAD card received in the mail; applied for SS# immediately (office is across the street from my home)
04/02/2009 - Received SS# in the mail
04/29/2009 - Interviewed. I- 130 approved, I-485 pending IO's review
05/05/2009 - Received NOA2. Welcome letter for Permanent Residency. I-130 and I-485 approved 04/30/2009
05/08/2009 - Touched. I-485 approval letter sent
05/11/2009 - GC received in the mail. Expires 2019
05/11/2009 - Applied to remove restrictions on my SS Card
05/18/2009 - Received unrestricted SS card

10/13/2009 - My darling husband of 2 yrs 5 months 3 weeks 3 days passed away :(

 

Naturalization Process (5 Yrs Later)  :goofy: 

 
Mar 28, 2014   - Mailed N-400
Apr 08, 2014   - Check cashed
Apr 09, 2014   - Receive Notice letter Priority date April 3, 2014
Apr 11, 2014   - Touched - Email - Biometrics letter mailed
May 08, 2014  - Biometrics done
May 12, 2014  - Touched - Email - In line for interview scheduling
July 12, 2014  - Pre-interview letter (Yellow letter)  received in mail
Aug 20, 2014  - Touched - Email - Interview scheduled
Aug 25, 2014  - Interview scheduled for Sept. 24, 2014
Sept 24, 2014 - Passed interview
Oct 06, 2014   - Touched - Email - In oath scheduling que
Oct 08, 2014   - Touched - Text - Oath ceremony scheduled
Oct 14, 2014   -  Received letter - Oath ceremony Oct 28, 2014

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KayCee

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#13 missyouhoney

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 10:57 AM

It is of the utmost importance you double check if you are eligible to receive the prenatal care from state services. If it turns out you are not entitled to state services, your husband will have to pay it back. Chances are the interviewing officer is suspicious of how you are getting prenatal care and he wants to see your proof of insurance to ensure you are not using the government's money.

Because "lots of illegals are using it" does not give you license to do the same. It is still not permitted. Your husband should go back and read the terms of his I-134 and I-864.

That being said, no one knows or can predict what's going to happen to you. It's in the hands of your interviewing officer. You have to comply to his request. If you are denied AOS you will start accumulating days of illegal presence. Your EAD/AP will be void. I believe you can appeal once before they force you to leave the country. What you haven't paid in prenatal care you would certainly have to pay in legal fees.

No one on VJ will tell you it's ok for you to break the rules. Or help you go around them. Do what's right. Find out if you are really eligible for state services and if you are not, get off it, get on your husband's medical insurance and pray for USCIS' leniency.


It makes sense. Probably we made a mistake by using the public services. We will have to make make changes. Thanx.
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#14 missyouhoney

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 11:00 AM

You cannot be a public charge and if tax payers are paying for you the foreigner and now we get to pay for your baby too... I think that means you are a public charge and your husband cannot afford a wife or a kid

I think you will be denied!
Start reading the uscis guidelines for being a public charge

http://www.uscis.gov...00045f3d6a1RCRD

Public Charge Fact Sheet

Introduction

Public charge has been part of U.S. immigration law for more than 100 years as a ground of inadmissibility and deportation. An individual who is likely at any time to become a public charge is inadmissible to the United States and ineligible to become a legal permanent resident. However, receiving public benefits does not automatically make an individual a public charge. This fact sheet seeks to inform non-citizens about public charge determinations and help them to make informed choices about whether to apply for certain public benefits.

Background

Under Section 212(a)(4) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), an individual seeking admission to the United States or seeking to adjust status to that of an individual lawfully admitted for permanent residence (green card) is inadmissible if the individual, "at the time of application for admission or adjustment of status, is likely at any time to become a public charge." If an individual is inadmissible, admission to the United States or adjustment of status is not granted.

Immigration and welfare laws have generated some concern about whether a non-citizen may face adverse immigration consequences for having received Federal, state, or local public benefits. Some non-citizens and their families are eligible for public benefits including disaster relief, treatment of communicable diseases, immunizations, and childrens nutrition and health care programs without being found to be a public charge.

Definition of Public Charge

For purposes of determining inadmissibility, agency guidance has, since 1999, defined public charge to mean an individual who is likely to become primarily dependent on the government for subsistence, as demonstrated by either the receipt of public cash assistance for income maintenance, or institutionalization for long-term care at government expense. See Field Guidance on Deportability and Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds, 64 FR 28689 (May 26, 1999). In determining whether an alien meets this definition for public charge inadmissibility, a number of factors must be considered, including age, health, family status, assets, resources, financial status, education, and skills. No single factor - other than the lack of an affidavit of support, if required - will determine whether an individual is a public charge.

Benefits Subject to Public Charge Consideration

The agency guidance specifies that cash assistance for income maintenance includes Supplemental Security Income (SSI), cash assistance from the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program and State or local cash assistance programs for income maintenance, often called General Assistance programs. Acceptance of these forms of public cash assistance could make a non-citizen inadmissible as a public charge, if all other criteria are met. However, the mere receipt of these benefits does not automatically make an individual inadmissible, ineligible to adjust status to lawful permanent resident, or deportable on public charge grounds. See Field Guidance on Deportability and Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds, 64 FR 28689 (May 26, 1999). Each determination is made on a case-by-case basis in the context of the totality of the circumstances.

In addition, public assistance, including Medicaid, that is used to support aliens who reside in an institution for long-term care such as a nursing home or mental health institution may also be considered as part of the public charge analysis of the totality of the circumstances. Short-term institutionalization for rehabilitation is not subject to public charge consideration.

Benefits Not Subject to Public Charge Consideration

Under the agency guidance, non-cash benefits and special-purpose cash benefits that are not intended for income maintenance are not subject to public charge consideration. Such benefits include:

Medicaid and other health insurance and health services (including public assistance for immunizations and for testing and treatment of symptoms of communicable diseases, use of health clinics, short-term rehabilitation services, prenatal care, and emergency medical services) other than support for long-term institutional care
Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
Nutrition programs, including Food Stamps, the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC), the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Program, and other supplementary and emergency food assistance programs
Housing benefits
Child care services
Energy assistance, such as the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
Emergency disaster relief
Foster care and adoption assistance
Educational assistance (such as attending public school), including benefits under the Head Start Act and aid for elementary, secondary, or higher education
Job training programs
In-kind, community-based programs, services, or assistance (such as soup kitchens, crisis counseling and intervention, and short-term shelter)
Non-cash benefits under TANF such as subsidized child care or transit subsidies
Cash payments that have been earned, such as Title II Social Security benefits, government pensions, and veterans' benefits, among other forms of earned benefits, do not support a public charge determination
Unemployment compensation is also not considered for public charge purposes

Some of the above programs may provide cash benefits, such as energy assistance, transportation or child care benefits provided under TANF or the Child Care Development Block Grant (CCDBG), and one-time emergency payments under TANF. Since the purpose of such benefits is not for income maintenance, but rather to avoid the need for on-going cash assistance for income maintenance, they are not subject to public charge consideration.


Thank you for the information.
I think tho that my husband can afford a wife and a child, he will just have to go in big debt, just like everybody else ( the majority ).
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Posted 30 March 2012 - 11:04 AM

Try not to evade the obvious. That may be the reason you are RFEd. They are fining and imprisoning persons who are knowingly abusing the system. It's all over the newspaper. Don't be denied to save a buck. It's not a right if you are not eligible. Forget illegal immigrants. You are not one of them. I'm not trying to be harsh; trying to help you guys to see what's happening and to do what is right. Immigration will not be lenient about this. Be very careful. It may bite you.


It makes a lot of sense. We made a mistake. I guess the next step will b to pay back and get medical insurance.
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