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Filed: Country: Uruguay

Hi. I was wondering if my husband, an american citizen , is allowed to be on food stamps when we apply for my Green Card. We've been married for 3 years and have two little boys. We are waiting for our income tax return to send in our Adjustment of Status applications to USCIS, so we won't start the process for another month or so...

Things have been really tough in the last couple of months, specially since I can't work, so he applied for food stamps for our kids alone (not for me, since I'm obviously not elegible), and was approved. He currently receives $300 of food stamps each month just for our kids. We were doing just fine with his salary alone, but about 3 months ago his job's production slowed down without a warning, and he went from working 80 hours a week to just 40...

Can he receive this government benefit and still be my sponsor? We technically do not need a co-sponsor, since he made a lot more than the 125% required minimum last year. Will immigration give us a problem because he's receiving this benefit? Should we call the assistance office and stop the food stamps before we apply for Adjustment of Status? Is it possible that immigration will deny our application because of the food stamps, because they might see it as my husband being unable to provide for me at the moment? We really don't know what to do... I've tried calling lawyers, and they're always unavailable at the moment, and they take forever to get back to you...

Any information or experiences will be appreciated! Thank you in advance!

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Mexico

Yes, a USC is allowed food stamps. If he makes enough to cover his household size plus you on the I-864, then you will be set there. you stated he earned enough last year to cover you. Is he self-employed? If not, what is his current income? Is it still above the 125% requirement for your household size?

Link to K-1 instructions for Ciudad Juarez, Mexico > https://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/K1/CDJ_Ciudad-Juarez-2-22-2021.pdf

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