The I-864 Affidavit of Support An Intro to the Immigration Form you Must Learn to Love/Hate
Learn about the enforceable right to immigration financial support under the Form I-864 (American Bar Association article)
The I-864, Affidavit of Support is an immigration form submitted by the U.S. immigration petitioner, guaranteeing to provide financial support to a foreign national beneficiary. This article, originally published in the American Bar Association’s Family Law Quarterly:
- provides a brief introduction to the immigration law context wherein the form is used and describes the scope of the financial obligations it imposes (Section 1), then
- describes the legal tools available to a foreign national to enforce her rights (Section 2) and
- the legal defenses available to the U.S. sponsor (Section 3).