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For What It's Worth: Advanced Issues Regarding the I-864

October 16, 2012
Web Seminar

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For What It's Worth: Advanced Issues Regarding the I-864

This 90 minute web seminar was recorded live on October 16, 2012

This seminar provides information and tips to prepare the I-864 when the sponsor is outside the United States or cannot document income through employment. The panel also will discuss requests for further evidence and denials based on inadequacies in the I-864.

  • Establishing Domicile for the Sponsor
  • What Amount and What Documentation Is Required to Show Ability to Financially Support the Beneficiary
  • Substantiating Income of the Self-Employed Sponsor
  • Sponsors Who Had No Obligation to File a Tax Return
  • Using Assets to Meet the Difference Between Income and Required Amount Pursuant to 125% of the Poverty Guidelines
  • Which Types of Assets May Be Used and How They Can Be Documented
  • If Assets Are Outside of The United States, How Will They Be Transferred from Abroad
  • Responding to Negative Findings By the NVC and USCIS


Charles Wheeler (dl), San Francisco, CA
Charles Wheeler is a senior attorney with Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC) in San Francisco, where he directs CLINIC’s Training and Legal Support section. Prior to joining CLINIC, Mr. Wheeler directed the National Immigration Law Center in Los Angeles (1985–96) and the Farmworker Program of Colorado Rural Legal Services in Denver (1979–84). He has specialized in immigration law and alien rights issues for 30 years. He is the editor of Immigration Law & the Family (AILA 2011).

Ruslan Bocancea, Minneapolis, MN
Ruslan Bocancea is the founder of Bocancea Law Firm, an immigration law firm with offices in Minneapolis and Bucharest. Mr. Bocancea is a member of AILA's Rome District Chapter (RDC) and AILA's MN/Dakotas Chapter; he also serves as a member on the RDC's Consular Liaison Committee, the Membership Development Committee, as well as on AILA’s 2013 Upper Midwest Immigration Law Conference Planning Committee, and as MN/Dakotas' Chapter congressional liaison.

Wendy Castor Hess, Jenkintown, PA
Wendy Castor Hess, a founding partner in the immigration law firm of Goldblum & Hess, has practiced immigration law for over 32 years. She serves as chair of the Immigration Committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association, as vice co-chair of the Immigration Section of the Pennsylvania Bar, and as co-chair of the Philadelphia USCIS/ AILA Liaison Committee. Ms. Hessis fluent in Spanish and the author of numerous articles regarding both family-and employment-based immigration.

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The "For What It's Worth: Advanced Issues Regarding the I-864" web seminar takes place Tuesday, October 16, 2012, at the times noted below:

2:00 pm-3:30 pm eastern time
1:00 pm-2:30 pm central time
12:00 pm-1:30 pm mountain time
11:00 am-12:30 pm pacific time

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