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Does Medicaid affect negatively on CR1 process ?

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Hi all,

 

my USC wife will give birth very soon and she’s totally jobless with no income. Though, she’s eligible for medicaid. If she uses that, does it have any affect on our process ? which we’re at NVC step now 

 

Thanks ! 

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 I am not expert in this matter but if your US wife is jobless with no income and can not afford health insurance then you have to wonder how she will be able to support you to come to live to the US. Who will pay for the whole process and your insurance? Of course she can use a co-sponsor but still they can assume (and likely they will) you will become public charge.

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1 minute ago, Sunnyland said:

 I am not expert in this matter but if your US wife is jobless with no income and can not afford health insurance then you have to wonder how she will be able to support you to come to live to the US. Who will pay for the whole process and your insurance? Of course she can use a co-sponsor but still they can assume (and likely they will) you will become public charge.

Thanks, but my question is only about medicaid. 

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2 minutes ago, Hamada91 said:

Thanks, but my question is only about medicaid. 

 

Medicaid is for low income families. So that can of course have an affect in your immigration process. Your wife has no income and pregnant and is sponsoring your CR1 in a process that is everything but cheap. USCIS will want to know how she can afford the CR1 cost and your move to the US. How she will pay for your health insurance, etc. Is the co-sponsor she probably has willing to pay for your stuffs until you arrive to US and able to find a job? You don't need to answer me this but you need to think of all these things, because USCIS will.

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A USC using public benefits is not a bar for a visa.

Why they need public benefits can impact the public charge concern, which they will need to satisfy.

Having a satisfactory joint sponsor usually mitigates that risk.


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3 minutes ago, Sunnyland said:

 

Medicaid is for low income families. So that can of course have an affect in your immigration process. Your wife has no income and pregnant and is sponsoring your CR1 in a process that is everything but cheap. USCIS will want to know how she can afford the CR1 cost and your move to the US. How she will pay for your health insurance, etc. Is the co-sponsor she probably has willing to pay for your stuffs until you arrive to US and able to find a job? You don't need to answer me this but you need to think of all these things, because USCIS will.

What you are saying is how it should be but sadly is not how it is. Jobless people on this site petition for spouses and fiances everyday and are approved with the use of co-sponsors, it is ridiculous but it is how it happens. So the answer to your question is no it will not have an impact on your visa most likely. You will need a joint sponsor regardless of whether she is on Medicaid. 

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1 minute ago, ThomasNC1988 said:

What you are saying is how it should be but sadly is not how it is. Jobless people on this site petition for spouses and fiances everyday and are approved with the use of co-sponsors, it is ridiculous but it is how it happens. So the answer to your question is no it will not have an impact on your visa most likely. You will need a joint sponsor regardless of whether she is on Medicaid. 

I have everthing arranged regarding joint sponsor, besides, we will be living with a family member who already arranged a room for us. That guy is saying things like jobless people haven't been approved for theirs spouses before, i personally know many actually. I didn't reply to him cuz i knew his words didn't make sense, and never will do.  

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