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Video instructions and help with filling out and completing Can 8850 Form Unemployment

Instructions and Help about Can 8850 Form Unemployment

Hey there, welcome to Bull City Lawyer TV, live on Facebook.com. Today we're trying something new. I'm taking questions from core comm asked by people looking for answers from immigration lawyers, and I'm going to try and answer it live as you're watching. Please tell me what you think of the broadcast, I'd love to hear from you. Alright, so today's question was asked by somebody named Gabe Rob Faber, and it is: Has anyone filing for a green card had to prove how they were being supported during periods of unemployment with or without employment authorization? Gabe, this is a great question. So, whether you're getting a green card through an I-130 or an I-140, what happens during that process is that somebody, either a family member that's petitioning for you or an employer that owns a part of the business that's sponsoring you in the case of the I-140, has to sign something called the Affidavit of Support. At that point, it's not your income that matters, it's not your unemployment that matters, it's the income of your sponsor. They have to, unless they're in the military, be able to show that they have 125% of the poverty line income, which you can find on the 864P for any given year, for their household size if they're a family member, and it's a different, similar calculation for the employer. So, whether you've been unemployed or you've worked without employment authorization doesn't really go into that particular aspect of your green card case. That being said, if you've worked without employment authorization, you should probably almost definitely talk to a legal service provider or an immigration attorney, so they can help you out with more with that aspect of your case and what sort of implications it can have for your immigration...