World Esquire Law Firm | Aime Katambwe
The joint sponsor does not have to wait if he or she makes enough money to support another person. If you look on the Form I-864 that you signed to become a joint sponsor, it tells you how long you will be responsible for the new immigrant. Your responsibility ends when the new immigrant does any kind of paid work or becomes a U.S. citizen or can be credited with 40 quarters of coverage under the Social Security Act or get a new grant of adjustment of status after removal proceedings or dies or God forbid if you die. Your heirs will not be asked to continue paying, but they will be asked to pay whatever you owed before passing. I hope this helps. Good luck!
Answer Applies to: California