Preparing Solid Affidavits of Support: “Show Me the Money!”

Preparing Solid Affidavits of Support: “Show Me the Money!”

Preparing Solid Affidavits of Support: “Show Me the Money!” - Recording (CLE Included)
Live Event Date: 8/23/2022
Format Length CLE Eligible
Web Seminar 90 min. Yes

USCIS considers the completed I-864, Affidavit of Support as initial evidence in the adjustment of status filing. The panelists will explore how to adequately prepare and document an affidavit of support and when joint sponsors may be needed. Learn tips and tricks for preparing the I-864 to avoid a Request for Evidence.

Featured Topics:

  • When an I-864 Is Required, When to Use an I-134
  • When to File the I-864W
  • Do Joint Sponsors Need Their Own Counsel?
  • Best Practices for Documenting Alternative Forms of Income and Assets
  • When Does the I-864 Need to Be Updated in Cases Before USCIS and the Consulates?

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Charles Wheeler (DL), AILA Author, Immigration Law and the Family, 6th Ed., Provisional Waivers: A Practitioner’s Guide, 3rd Ed., AILA’s Focus on the Child Status Protection Act, 3rd Ed., Public Charge and Affidavits of Support: A Practitioner’s Guide, 2nd Ed., Oakland, CA 

Charles Wheeler directs the Training and Legal Support section of Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC). He is the author of four AILA books on family-based immigration and has been practicing and teaching in this area for four decades. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia (1972) and the University of Maryland School of Law (1976).

Jason C. Mills, AILA DOS Liaison Committee, Ft. Worth, TX 

Jason Mills is board certified in immigration and nationality law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and started his practice in Fort Worth, TX. His office specializes in all areas of immigration and nationality law. He attended Texas Wesleyan University School of Law and Cambridge Law School in England. He received his undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University. He is a past chair of the AILA Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico Chapter and a past chair of the NBC liaison committee for AILA. He currently serves on the Department of State Committee for AILA.

Amber L. Weeks, AILA USCIS Field Operations Liaison Committee, Albuquerque, NM

Amber L. Weeks is a Partner at Vrapi Weeks, devoting her practice to breaking immigration barriers for families and businesses. Ms. Weeks currently serves on the AILA USCIS Field Operations Liaison Committee and is the AILA USCIS liaison for New Mexico. She previously served as Co-Chair of the AILA Distance Learning Committee and the AILA ICE Liaison for New Mexico. Ms. Weeks is an adjunct professor at the University of New Mexico School of Law.

A. Carin Weinrich, Seattle, WA

A. Carin Weinrich’s practice focuses on employment and family-based petitions at Soreff Weinrich Law. She became a partner in the firm in 2018. She is a past Chapter Chair for AILA-WA, and has served on various chapter and national committees. She is currently serving on the local USCIS committee, and the AILA Annual Conference Planning Committee.

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