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What are some valid reasons or excuses not to sponsor someone for U.S. citizenship? I am trying to avoid getting into any dishonest or illegal mess they are involved in as I live a pretty straightforward life.

I have a second cousin who wants me to sponsor him for U.S. citizenship. He recently got married to an American business owner, but needs a second sponsor because he works off the books and his wife is not entirely honest on their taxes.

I live within the lines of law, work a white collar job, pay my taxes, etc. I’m very hesitant to get myself involved in this situation and take responsibility for someone who’s a bit of a wildcard. Although this person is relatively loyal to me, I don’t know how amenable he will be to me about his life decisions now that he is married to a person very similar to him. I also don’t want to be responsible for someone who has shady dealings/business practices (NOT criminal) and cheats on taxes, nor do I want to share my social security and tax info with his wife. Although this seems like a pretty clear cut decision, I’m getting pressure from my closest Uncle (who thinks of him like a son) to help him with this. I also risk my relationship with my cousin’s family who have always been super kind to me. So I need to find a way to say that I cannot help him (perhaps for a legal reason) without looking bad and destroying relationships. Can someone please advise on how I can do this?

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