Can a cosponsor file I486 if their income well exceeds poverty guidelines? 10 Answers as of January 17, 2011

Can a cosponsor file form I486 even the original petitioner's income well exceeds the poverty guidelines?

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Carlos E. Sandoval, P.A.
Carlos E. Sandoval, P.A. | Carlos Sandoval
If the income exceeds poverty guidelines you don't need a cosponsor.
Answer Applies to: Florida
Replied: 1/17/2011
Feldman Feldman & Associates, PC
Feldman Feldman & Associates, PC | Lynne Feldman
Do you mean I-864? They can but why give the government two people they can go after. I WOULD NEVER RECOMMEND THIS.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 1/10/2011
JCS Immigration & Visa Law Office
JCS Immigration & Visa Law Office | Jack C. Sung
I assume you meant the I-864. Yes, a joint sponsor can file I-864 even if the petitioner's income well exceeds the federal poverty guideline. I am not sure why the joint sponsor would be needed, though, since the petitioner's income alone is sufficient.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 1/7/2011
The Vega Law Firm
The Vega Law Firm | Linda Vega
I think that you mean I-485, the Adjustment of Status. If the Petitioner meets the poverty guidelines then there is not reason to have a co-sponsor on the I-864.
Answer Applies to: Texas
Replied: 1/6/2011
Nicastro Piscopo, APLC
Nicastro Piscopo, APLC | Louis M. Piscopo
I assume you mean I-864. The petitioner, unless deceased, must file an I-864. If the petitioner makes enough money to qualify then a co-sponsor is not needed. If the petition does not make enough, then a co-sponsor must file also file and I-864.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 1/6/2011
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