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  • Ben Tohelanbac
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    Affidavit of support for fiance visa

    Will it be a problem if I do not have a 1040 or any other proof of income?
    Can I show proof of assets instead? If so, how much value would be required?

  • Danny Davis
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    Ben,

    Harold is correct that real estate is not a liquid asset but equity in real
    estate is.

    If you include your employer letter and income figures AND your assets. All
    liquid assets, bank accounts, stocks, bonds, and equities. The assets again
    must total at least 5 times the value of your shortfall.

    I don't know what you consider a low paying job. If you are talking $6 an
    hour then your income is roughly $12,000. The requirement is for 125%, not
    100%, so for 2 people you would need $15,613 minimum income. That means that
    if you have $12,000 you need (5x$3613) $18,065 in assets.

    Good Luck,
    Dan Davis
    Last edited by rongoss1; 05-12-2008, 11:13 AM.

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  • Harold
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    britt <[email protected]_expats.com> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    Originally posted by Danny Davis
    Ben, Harold is
    correct that real estate is not a liquid asset but equity in real estate is.
    If you include your employer letter and income figures
    AND your assets. All
    liquid assets, bank accounts, stocks, bonds,
    and equities. The assets again
    must total at least 5 times the value
    of your shortfall.
    I don't know what you consider a low paying
    job. If you are talking $6 an
    hour then your income is roughly
    $12,000. The requirement is for 125%, not
    100%, so for 2 people you
    would need $15,613 minimum income. That means that
    if you have
    $12,000 you need (5x$3613) $18,065 in assets.
    Good Luck, Dan
    Davis
    "Ben Tohelanbac" <[email protected]> wrote in
    message m13.wmconnect.com"]news:[email protected] m13.wmconnect.com[/url]...
    Will it be a problem if I do not
    have a 1040 or any other proof of income?
    Can I show
    proof of assets instead? If so, how much value would be required? they are not accepting houses anymore, it can be paid for, and it doesnt count. you have to sell the house and have cash in the bank
    What's the difference between real estate and equity in real estate?

    The immigration law says the qualifying assets must be convertable to
    cash within one year- that's the textbook definition of liquid assets.
    Real estate, or equity therein, is not considered a liquid asset. I
    know, I know, you could sell it within a year. However, it has been
    reported recently- see visajourney.com- that equity in a home was
    ignored by the Consular Officer. I can understand that- beyond the
    problem of valuation, there is the problem of clear title, where you
    would live if you sold it, etc. You just cannot count on them
    accepting equity in real estate. Besides, think of it this way- if you
    went to remortgage to get your equity into casy, the bank would
    require you to have income before they would remortgage. Catch 22.

    And the requirement, if you are not submitting an I-864, is 100% not
    125% of poverty level. Don't believe me? Google it, I don't have the
    link handy.

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  • Harold
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    How about posting a link instead of the entire bible?

    Or, at least, just copy and paste the relevant bits.

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  • britt
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    Originally posted by Danny Davis
    Ben, Harold is
    correct that real estate is not a liquid asset but equity in realestate is.
    If you include your employer letter and income figures
    AND your assets. All
    liquid assets, bank accounts, stocks, bonds,
    and equities. The assets again
    must total at least 5 times the value
    of your shortfall.
    I don't know what you consider a low paying
    job. If you are talking $6 an
    hour then your income is roughly
    $12,000. The requirement is for 125%, not
    100%, so for 2 people you
    would need $15,613 minimum income. That means that
    if you have
    $12,000 you need (5x$3613) $18,065 in assets.
    Good Luck, Dan
    Davis
    "Ben Tohelanbac" <[email protected]> wrote in
    messagem13.wmconnect.com"]news:[email protected]
    m13.wmconnect.com[/url]...
    Will it be a problem if I do not
    have a 1040 or any other proof of income?
    Can I show
    proof of assets instead? If so, how much value would berequired?

    they are not accepting houses anymore, it can be
    paid for, and it doesnt count. you have to sell the house and have
    cash in the bank


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  • mtravelkay
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    Affidavit of support for fiance visa -burden on taxpayers . really?

    DTX725 wrote:
    I wonder if that would make a dent in the $160 BILLION plus that the US gov dumped off to barbaric Iraq and Afghanistan. Or threaten the millions that would be spent to have some astronauts inhabit the moon and mars. We surely must not jeopardize that type of spending just to help some help our own citizens. I am humored by this burden concern when the US government has an endless supply of money. yes .. ENDLESS ! This interesting site explains the point. http://www.toptips.com/debtclock.html These figures have been running the same direction long before you were born and will continue to do so long time after you are dead.
    Actually, during certain periods, prior to the current presidency, there
    were annual budget surpluses which would cause the Debt Clock to go in
    reverse..... But, the issue here that the OP needs to be concerned with
    is what is required to get his fiance here, not what else the government
    spends money on. It doesn't matter... For this process, he has to prove
    that he (or a co sponser) meets the financial requirements. He can
    argue about the national debt as much as he wants, but that isn't going
    to solve his problem.


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  • Andrew DeFaria
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    Originally posted by Ben Tohelanbac
    Will it be a
    problem if I do not have a 1040 or any other proof of income?
    Can I
    show proof of assets instead? If so, how much value would be required?



    c) Remedies.-Remedies available to enforce an affidavit of
    support under this section include any or all of the remedies described
    in section 3201, 3203, 3204, or 3205 of title 28, United States Code,
    as well as an order for specific performance and payment of legal fees
    and other costs of collection, and include corresponding remedies
    available under State law. A Federal agency may seek to collect amounts
    owed under this section in accordance with the provisions of subchapter
    II of chapter 37 of title 31, United States Code.


    (d) Notification
    of Change of Address.-



    (1) General requirement.-The sponsor shall
    notify the Attorney General and the State in which the sponsored alien
    is currently a resident within 30 days of any change of address of the
    sponsor during the period in which an affidavit of support is
    enforceable.


    (2) Penalty.-Any person subject to the requirement of
    paragraph (1) who fails to satisfy such requirement shall, after notice
    and opportunity to be heard, be subject to a civil penalty of-


    (A)
    not less than $250 or more than $2,000, or


    (B) if such failure
    occurs with knowledge that the sponsored alien has received any means-
    tested public benefits (other than benefits described in section
    401(b), 403(c)(2), or 411(b) of the Personal Responsibility and Work
    Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996) not less than $2,000 or more
    than $5,000.


    The Attorney General shall enforce this paragraph
    under appropriate regulations.


    (e) Jurisdiction.-An action to
    enforce an affidavit of support executed under subsection (a) may be
    brought against the sponsor in any appropriate court-


    (1) by a
    sponsored alien, with respect to financial support; or


    (2) by the
    appropriate entity of the Federal Government, a State or any political
    subdivision of a State, or by any other nongovernmental entity under
    subsection (b)(2), with respect to reimbursement.


    (f) Sponsor Defined.-



    (1) In general.-For purposes of this section the term "sponsor" in
    relation to a sponsored alien means an individual who executes an
    affidavit of support with respect to the sponsored alien and who-



    (A) is a citizen or national of the United States or an alien who
    is lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence;



    (B) is at least 18 years of age;


    (C) is domiciled in any of the
    several States of the United States, the District of Columbia, or any
    territory or possession of the United States;


    (D) is petitioning
    for the admission of the alien under section 204; and


    (E)
    demonstrates (as provided in paragraph (6)) the means to maintain an
    annual income equal to at least 125 percent of the Federal poverty
    line.


    (2) INCOME REQUIREMENT CASE.--Such term also includes an
    individual who does not meet the requirement of paragraph (1)(E) but
    accepts joint and several liability together with an individual under
    paragraph (5)(A). 1a/



    (3) Active duty armed services case.-Such
    term also includes an individual who does not meet the requirement of
    paragraph (1)(E) but is on active duty (other than active duty for
    training) in the Armed Forces of the United States, is petitioning for
    the admission of the alien under section 204 as the spouse or child of
    the individual, and demonstrates (as provided in paragraph (6)) the
    means to maintain an annual income equal to at least 100 percent of the
    Federal poverty line.


    (4) Certain employment-based immigrants case.-
    Such term also includes an individual-


    (A) who does not meet the
    requirement of paragraph (1)(D), but is the relative of the sponsored
    alien who filed a classification petition for the sponsored alien as an
    employment- based immigrant under section 203(b) or who has a
    significant ownership interest in the entity that filed such a
    petition; and


    (B)(i) who demonstrates (as provided under paragraph
    (6)) the means to maintain an annual income equal to at least 125
    percent of the Federal poverty line (or in the case of an affidavit for
    a spouse or minor child of the petitioner 140 percent of the Federal
    poverty line), or


    (ii) does not meet the requirement of paragraph
    (1)(E) but accepts joint and several liability together with an
    individual under paragraph (5)(A). 1a/


    (5) 1a/ NON-PETITIONING CASES-
    Such term also includes an individual who does not meet the requirement
    of paragraph (1)(D) but who--



    (A) accepts joint and several
    liability with a petitioning sponsor under paragraph (2) or relative of
    an employment-based immigrant under paragraph (4) and who demonstrates
    (as provided under paragraph (6)) the means to maintain an annual
    income equal to at least 125 percent of the Federal poverty line; or




    (B) is a spouse, parent, mother-in-law, father-in-law,
    sibling, child (if at least 18 years of age), son, daughter, son-in-
    law, daughter-in-law, sister-in-law, brother-in-law, grandparent, or
    grandchild of a sponsored alien or a legal guardian of a sponsored
    alien, meets the requirements of paragraph (1) (other than subparagraph
    (D)), and executes an affidavit of support with respect to such alien
    in a case in which--



    (i) the individual petitioning under
    section 204 for the classification of such alien died after the
    approval of such petition; and



    (ii) the Attorney General has
    determined for humanitarian reasons that revocation of such petition
    under section 205 would be inappropriate.



    (6) Demonstration of
    means to maintain income.-


    (A) In general.-


    (i) Method of demonstration.-
    For purposes of this section, a demonstration of the means to maintain
    income shall include provision of a certified copy of the individual's
    Federal income tax return for the individual's 3 most recent taxable
    years and a written statement, executed under oath or as permitted
    under penalty of perjury under section 1746 of title 28, United States
    Code, that the copies are certified copies of such returns.


    (ii)
    Flexibility.-For purposes of this section, aliens may demonstrate the
    means to maintain income through demonstration of significant assets of
    the sponsored alien or of the sponsor, if such assets are available for
    the support of the sponsored alien.


    (iii) Percent of poverty.-For
    purposes of this section, a reference to an annual income equal to at
    least a particular percentage of the Federal poverty line means an
    annual income equal to at least such percentage of the Federal poverty
    line for a family unit of a size equal to the number of members of the
    sponsor's household (including family and non-family dependents) plus
    the total number of other dependents and aliens sponsored by that
    sponsor.


    (B) Limitation.-The Secretary of State, or the Attorney
    General in the case of adjustment of status, may provide that the
    demonstration under subparagraph (A) applies only to the most recent
    taxable year.(h)



    (h)2/ Federal Poverty Line Defined.-For purposes
    of this section, the term "Federal poverty line" means the level of
    income equal to the official poverty line (as defined by the Director
    of the Office of Management and Budget, as revised annually by the
    Secretary of Health and Human Services, in accordance with section
    673(2) of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1981 (42 U.S.C.
    9902)) that is applicable to a family of the size involved.


    (i)
    Sponsor's Social Security Account Number Required to Be Provided.-



    (1) An affidavit of support shall include the social security
    account number of each sponsor.


    (2) The Attorney General shall
    develop an automated system to maintain the social security account
    number data provided under paragraph (1).


    (3) The Attorney General
    shall submit an annual report to the Committees on the Judiciary of the
    House of Representatives and the Senate setting forth-


    (A) for the
    most recent fiscal year for which data are available the number of
    sponsors under this section and the number of sponsors in compliance
    with the financial obligations of this section; and


    (B) a
    comparison of such numbers with the numbers of such sponsors for the
    preceding fiscal year.







    FOOTNOTES FOR SECTION 213A


    INA:
    ACT 213A FN 1



    FN1 Added by § 551 of IIRIRA, effective date
    set forth by subsection (c) of § 551 which provides:


    "(c)
    Effective Date; Promulgation of Form-


    (1) In general.-The
    amendments made by this section shall apply to affidavits of support
    executed on or after a date specified by the Attorney General, which
    date shall be not earlier than 60 days (and not later than 90 days)
    after the date the Attorney General formulates the form for such
    affidavits under paragraph (2).


    (2) Promulgation of form.-Not later
    than 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Attorney
    General, in consultation with the heads of other appropriate agencies,
    shall promulgate a standard form for an affidavit of support consistent
    with the provisions of section 213A of the Immigration and Nationality
    Act, as amended by subsection (a)."



    INA: ACT 213A FN1a



    FN 1a
    Section 213A(f)(5) revised in its entirety by section 2(a)(1) of the
    Family Sponsor Immigration Act of 2002, Public Law 107-150, dated March
    13, 2002.



    Section 2(a)(3) amended section 213A(f)(2) and
    (f)(4)(B)(ii) by revising "(5)" to read "(5)(A)".


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  • Andrew DeFaria
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    Originally posted by Ben Tohelanbac
    Will it be a
    problem if I do not have a 1040 or any other proof of income?
    Can I
    show proof of assets instead? If so, how much value would be required?



    Sec. 213A. (a) Enforceability.-


    (1) Terms of affidavit.-
    No affidavit of support may be accepted by the Attorney General or by
    any consular officer to establish that an alien is not excludable as a
    public charge under section 212(a)(4) unless such affidavit is executed
    by a sponsor of the alien as a contract-



    (A) in which the sponsor
    agrees to provide support to maintain the sponsored alien at an annual
    income that is not less than 125 percent of the Federal poverty line
    during the period in which the affidavit is enforceable;


    (B) that is
    legally enforceable against the sponsor by the sponsored alien, the
    Federal Government, any State (or any political subdivision of such
    State) or by any other entity that provides any means-tested public
    benefit (as defined in subsection (e)), consistent with the provisions
    of this section; and


    (C) in which the sponsor agrees to submit to
    the jurisdiction of any Federal or State court for the purpose of
    actions brought under subsection (b)(2).


    (2) Period of enforceability.-
    An affidavit of support shall be enforceable with respect to benefits
    provided for an alien before the date the alien is naturalized as a
    citizen of the United States, or, if earlier, the termination date
    provided under paragraph (3).


    (3) Termination of period of
    enforceability upon completion of required period of employment, etc.-



    (A) In general.-An affidavit of support is not enforceable after
    such time as the alien (i) has worked 40 qualifying quarters of coverage
    as defined under title II of the Social Security Act or can be credited
    with such qualifying quarters as provided under subparagraph (B), and
    (ii) in the case of any such qualifying quarter creditable for any
    period beginning after December 31, 1996, did not receive any Federal
    means-tested public benefit (as provided under section 403 of the
    Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996)
    during any such period.


    (B) Qualifying quarters.-For purposes of
    this section, in determining the number of qualifying quarters of
    coverage under title II of the Social Security Act an alien shall be
    credited with-


    (i) all of the qualifying quarters of coverage as
    defined under title II of the Social Security Act worked by a parent of
    such alien while the alien was under age 18, and


    (ii) all of the
    qualifying quarters worked by a spouse of such alien during their
    marriage and the alien remains married to such spouse or such spouse is
    deceased.


    No such qualifying quarter of coverage that is creditable
    under title II of the Social Security Act for any period beginning after
    December 31, 1996, may be credited to an alien under clause (i) or (ii)
    if the parent or spouse (as the case may be) of such alien received any
    Federal means- tested public benefit (as provided under section 403 of
    the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of
    1996) during the period for which such qualifying quarter of coverage is
    so credited.


    (C) Provision of information to save system.-The
    Attorney General shall ensure that appropriate information regarding the
    application of this paragraph is provided to the system for alien
    verification of eligibility (SAVE) described in section 1137(d)(3) of
    the Social Security Act.


    (b) Reimbursement of Government Expenses.-



    (1) Request for reimbursement.-


    (A) Requirement.-Upon
    notification that a sponsored alien has received any means-tested public
    benefit, the appropriate nongovernmental entity which provided such
    benefit or the appropriate entity of the Federal Government, a State, or
    any political subdivision of a State shall request reimbursement by the
    sponsor in an amount which is equal to the unreimbursed costs of such
    benefit.


    (B) Regulations.-The Attorney General, in consultation with
    the heads of other appropriate Federal agencies, shall prescribe such
    regulations as may be necessary to carry out subparagraph (A).



    (2)
    Actions to compel reimbursement.-



    (A) In case of nonresponse.-If
    within 45 days after a request for reimbursement under paragraph (1)(A),
    the appropriate entity has not received a response from the sponsor
    indicating a willingness to commence payment an action may be brought
    against the sponsor pursuant to the affidavit of support.


    (B) In
    case of failure to pay.-If the sponsor fails to abide by the repayment
    terms established by the appropriate entity, the entity may bring an
    action against the sponsor pursuant to the affidavit of support.

    (C)
    Limitation on actions.-No cause of action may be brought under this
    paragraph later than 10 years after the date on which the sponsored
    alien last received any means-tested public benefit to which the
    affidavit of support applies.


    (3) Use of collection agencies.-If the
    appropriate entity under paragraph (1)(A) requests reimbursement from
    the sponsor or brings an action against the sponsor pursuant to the
    affidavit of support, the appropriate entity may appoint or hire an
    individual or other person to act on behalf of such entity acting under
    the authority of law for purposes of collecting any amounts owed.



    (c) Remedies.-Remedies available to enforce an affidavit of support
    under this section include any or all of the remedies described in
    section 3201, 3203, 3204, or 3205 of title 28, United States Code, as
    well as an order for specific performance and payment of legal fees and
    other costs of collection, and include corresponding remedies available
    under State law. A Federal agency may seek to collect amounts owed under
    this section in accordance with the provisions of subchapter II of
    chapter 37 of title 31, United States Code.


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  • DTX725
    replied
    Affidavit of support for fiance visa -burden on taxpayers . really?

    I wonder if that would make a dent in the $160 BILLION plus that the US gov
    dumped off to barbaric Iraq and Afghanistan. Or threaten the millions that
    would be spent to have some astronauts inhabit the moon and mars. We surely
    must not jeopardize that type of spending just to help some help our own
    citizens.

    I am humored by this burden concern when the US government has an endless
    supply of money. yes .. ENDLESS ! This interesting site explains the point.
    http://www.toptips.com/debtclock.html
    These figures have been running the same direction long before you were born
    and will continue to do so long time after you are dead.

    Leave a comment:


  • Harold
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    [email protected] (Ben Tohelanbac) wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    My 1040s were in the red in the past couple of years due to a business failure. Now like many others I find myself in a depressed economy and probably have to settle for a low hourly wage job. My future wife is in Mexico. The consulate is in Juarez. We are ready to be together very soon and get married. We hope all this immigration mess will be over soon so she can get her visa and we can get on with our lives. Just how picky will the consulate be about this affidavit of support? I heard by more than one source that as an alternative I would be able to provide proof of ownership of any savings and assets and it would work. I am not sure how true this is at that consulate. My question was never answered about this. Actually, I find this great concern over a sponors income to be discrimination. If my fiancee was already a US citizen, I could be a broke, unemployed bum living under a bridge and we be able to get married with no problem. If all of this nonsense was eliminated from the immigration process, we would not have such ridiculous backlogs. Furthermore, a simple background check will find that my future wife is a very intelligent person and far from being a liability. She is able and wants to work when she comes to the US.
    For non-immigrant scenarios, like K visas, using the I-134, the
    requirement for current income is 100% of poverty level

    2004 HHS Poverty Guidelines
    Size of Family 48 Contiguous States
    1 $9,310
    2 12,490
    3 15,670
    4 18,850
    5 22,030
    6 25,210
    7 28,390
    8 31,570
    For each additional person, add
    3,180

    Liquid assets may be substituted at a ration of $5 to $1. Real estate
    is not a liquid asset.

    It is not unreasonable not to allow you to sponsor someone to whom you
    are not related and who you cannot support. We are talking a $6/ hour
    job here.

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  • Harold
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    [email protected] (Ben Tohelanbac) wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    Will it be a problem if I do not have a 1040 or any other proof of income? Can I show proof of assets instead? If so, how much value would be required?
    For a non-immigrant scenario, like a K visa, using the I-134 the
    requirement for current income is 100% of poverty level:

    2004 HHS Poverty Guidelines
    Size of Family 48 Contiguous States
    1 $9,310
    2 12,490
    3 15,670
    4 18,850
    5 22,030
    6 25,210
    7 28,390
    8 31,570
    For each additional person, add
    3,180

    Liquid assets may be substituted at a ratio of 5 to 1. Real estate is
    not a liquid asset.

    It is not unreasonable not to allow you to sponsor someone to whom you
    are not related and who you cannot support. We're talking a $6/hour
    job here.

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  • Annie
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    As I understand it (and I hope I understand correctly), they aren't
    concerned about whether you owe taxes or not, or made more than you
    spent -- they are interested that your *income* is sufficient to show
    that you *could* have supported her.

    --
    J. Moreno

    Annie>> And while that is true, my fiance was denied his visa on the basis of
    my not having a *job* though I showed proof of income which is at least the
    125% poverty level. All non taxable, and they refused to accept it at all. They
    even demanded my fiance's assets, and that is not a requirement of the I-134 on
    a K-1.
    Sadly, the Embassies can do pretty much as they please, deny or approve at a
    whim. Nothing is standardised and it seems that some make up extra rules as
    they go along.

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  • J. Moreno
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    Ben Tohelanbac <[email protected]> wrote:
    My 1040s were in the red in the past couple of years due to a business failure.
    As I understand it (and I hope I understand correctly), they aren't
    concerned about whether you owe taxes or not, or made more than you
    spent -- they are interested that your *income* is sufficient to show
    that you *could* have supported her.

    --
    J. Moreno

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  • mtravelkay
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    Affidavit of support for fiance visa

    Ben Tohelanbac wrote:
    My 1040s were in the red in the past couple of years due to a business failure. Now like many others I find myself in a depressed economy and probably have to settle for a low hourly wage job.
    Being in the red is not the same as not having them. Your prewious post
    seemd to ask what if you didn't have them.

    My future wife is in Mexico. The
    consulate is in Juarez. We are ready to be together very soon and get married. We hope all this immigration mess will be over soon so she can get her visa and we can get on with our lives. Just how picky will the consulate be about this affidavit of support?
    Fairly picky if you don't have an income or substantial assests.

    I heard by more than one source that as an
    alternative I would be able to provide proof of ownership of any savings and assets and it would work. I am not sure how true this is at that consulate. My question was never answered about this. Actually, I find this great concern over a sponors income to be discrimination. If my fiancee was already a US citizen, I could be a broke, unemployed bum living under a bridge and we be able to get married with no problem.
    While it might be a form of discrimnation, it is not discrimination
    against a protect class. The same kind of argument could be made for a
    condo complex not wanting a child molestor to live with them. That is
    discrimination, but not discrimination against a protected class. Poor
    people can legally be prevented from sponsoring an immigrant, and condo
    associations can generally block child molesters from moving in.

    No one is stopping you from marrying her. The goal here is for the
    sponsor to prove the immigrant will not be a burden on US taxpayers.

    If all of
    this nonsense was eliminated from the immigration process, we would not have such ridiculous backlogs. Furthermore, a simple background check will find that my future wife is a very intelligent person and far from being a liability. She is able and wants to work when she comes to the US.
    We all have views on what we want the immigration process to be.
    I don't think setting the minimum income required at 125 percent of
    poverty level is too high.
    However, this doesn't help you now. You either have to put up with the
    current process or suffer the consequences.

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  • Ben Tohelanbac
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    My 1040s were in the red in the past couple of years due to a business failure.
    Now like many others I find myself in a depressed economy and probably have to
    settle for a low hourly wage job. My future wife is in Mexico. The
    consulate is in Juarez. We are ready to be together very soon and get married.
    We hope all this immigration mess will be over soon so she can get her visa
    and we can get on with our lives. Just how picky will the consulate be
    about this affidavit of support? I heard by more than one source that as an
    alternative I would be able to provide proof of ownership of any savings and
    assets and it would work. I am not sure how true this is at that consulate.
    My question was never answered about this.
    Actually, I find this great concern over a sponors income to be discrimination.
    If my fiancee was already a US citizen, I could be a broke, unemployed bum
    living under a bridge and we be able to get married with no problem. If all of
    this nonsense was eliminated from the immigration process, we would not have
    such ridiculous backlogs. Furthermore, a simple background check will find
    that my future wife is a very intelligent person and far from being a
    liability. She is able and wants to work when she comes to the US.

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