World Esquire Law Firm | Aime Katambwe
Yes you can but I would not. Remember that if the US government somehow finds out that the immigrated spouse has become a public charge, it may ask you to repay that money back at any time. If you had a joint-sponsor participate in the initial application, now is the time for him or her to step in and help support the immigrant spouse as they promised. They to may be asked to repay any money the immigrant spouse receives from the feds. I am not aware that there is any requirement to officially re-visit the I-864 AOS support, but adjudicators often get information on you before they interview you. Now, USCIS adjudicators have near direct access to many other federal and state agencies information so that it is not far-fetched to imagine that they might come upon this information as well. Good luck!
Answer Applies to: California