Hi Blanche, take this with a grain of salt, but I think the fact that your husband was sponsored has nothing to do with it. The fact is that you two had been married way more than 2 years before you recently entered the US, right? That pretty much means he has full rights to work in the US, About him getting unemployment benefits, well normally one must have worked enough in the US to get unemployment benefits. But since you both had lived in the US in the past, maybe some of his past work in the US would help in that but I don't know, I guess it may depend on if he can still verify his US work in the past and if the unemployment benefits department accepts that past work. Otherwise I hope your co-sponsors can help you out, cause that's what they signed up for.