A Major Cause of Green Card Denials

Cambridge immigration law firmIf you are applying for a green card, it is essential that you are able to prove that you are able to provide for yourself. An immigration law firm will assist in helping you establish your self-sufficiency to ensure that you are not denied for this reason.

The Rationale Behind the Law

A United States Permanent Resident Card (USCIS Form I-551) allows individuals to live and work in the country. As such, it is expected that an individual who applies to enter the U.S. under the green card provision can work and support himself or that another responsible individual support him. This applies even for individuals who seek temporary residence. If the applicant is deemed “likely to become a public charge,” he will be denied.

How Self-Sufficiency Is Determined

The immigration law firm representing your interests will take into consideration criteria that are used to determine whether a person is likely to be dependent upon public assistance, and work to find arguments to suggest otherwise. Among the criteria are:

  • Personal and family assets.
  • Your education and skills.
  • Your health.
  • Your age.

You may also be required to make available either documentary proof that you are able to provide for yourself or another’s promise to do so.

If You Need Assistance with an Immigration Issue

If you are applying for a green card, it is important to understand all that is necessary in order to qualify. For assistance with green card and other immigration matters, call the Woburn immigration law firm of Ionson Law at (781) 674-2562.

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