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What the I-864 Affidavit of Support means to you

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The U Visa, the gift that keeps on giving

In 2000, Congress, in passing the "Battered Immigrant Women's Protection Act or BIWPA, created a new classification of NON Immigrant visa, the Victim of Crime, or U, Visa. They never intended for this to be a stepping stone to permanent residence, a green card, and then US citizen. 

The purpose was to allow victims of crime the ability to assist law enforcement in the investigation and prosecution of the offender. The visa would be valid for a maximum period of four years, the alien would be authorized to be employed during that time, would be able to travel in and out of the US, and would be able to receive public assistance or taxpayer funded benefits.

What the I-864 Affidavit of Support means to you

In 1996, as a result of the passage and implementation of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act, or IIRAIRA, Congress created the requirement that ALL family based visas and some employment based visas have the sponsoring citizen or business submit an enforceable Affidavit of Support. 

As a result, the Form I-864 Affidavit of Support was born. Over the years since its inception, issues have come up that puts the sponsoring US citizen in a very precarious position that leaves people wondering what in the world happened to Contract Law and The Constitution.
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