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Your employer cannot require you to reimburse the costs of YOUR green card or the costs of obtaining it, because that is seen as a business expenses. 20 C.F.R. 655.731(c)(9). They are entitled to reimbursement for any costs associated with obtaining a green card for your wife and children. The monies spent to bring your children over are not considered a business expense for your employer if they do not also work for the company.
Your employer has no ability to take your green card away because you left employment or refused to repay them, but they could get a judgment against you if you do not reimburse them. You're allowed to ask for a breakdown of the amounts spent to see which amounts were for you versus your family members.
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