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Beneficiary can’t receive government benefits?

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I read this article that said in October 2018 the US government is going to start cracking down on people immigrating to America who receive government money, would this affect a beneficiary who is going the K1 route but is on unemployment benefits in their home country (not American benefits)? Apparently it is evidence that they’re more likely to become a public charge?

 

https://asl-lawfirm.com/blog/tightening-minimum-income-requirements-for-immigration

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I sounds as if a beneficiary who received some of those benefits in the US before applying for the Green Card (and thus the Sponsor/Petitioner ended up paying for those), the beneficiary might not be eligible for GC. I couldnt find a portion that would address benefits the foreigner might have receivedin their home country, so it seems to me they are talking US benefits.


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Yes they are talking in the USA


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Benefits received in a foreign country aren't considered. There's no practical way for the US government to track these benefits either way. Even a person's credit is completely separate from what they eventually obtain in the US.

 

However, some time ago I read that if the US government does find out that the beneficiary is bankrupt, has debts or bad credit, or is on benefits, this may be scrutinized to ensure that they aren't fleeing their country due to having those financial obligations. That said, I've never once read a thread here of someone affected by it or concerned about it whatsoever. I suppose in that sense, it depends what the nature of the benefits were.

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