Hey guys, I have a quick question.
I've sifted through as many pages on the subject on boundless and nolo, but I haven't been able to find an answer for one question.
My sister (married with two kids) will be co-sponsoring my wife to come to the US. Currently, my sister's household size is 4 (her, husband, two kids). But her income will need to be 125% of the poverty threshold for 5 people, right? My wife counts as part of her household for the I-864 purposes, right?
Does this mean that she has to claim my wife as part of her household/as a dependent on tax forms for the upcoming years?
Currently, all the responsibilities I see the co-sponsor would incur are:
- Providing financial support for immigrant (we obviously wouldn't sue to get that support if my wife's job failed to meet threshold)
- Responsible to pay back the government for any benefits the immigrant receives.
- Need to notify USCIS any time they move, until immigrant is a U.S. citizen
TLDR: What responsibilities does a co-sponsor incur by signing an I-864?
Thank you so much in advance for any information you can give :)