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Second opinion] - My Father visiting me on B1/B2 visa got

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Second opinion] - Hi, My Father visiting me on B1/B2 visa got sick and got a surgery
now the bill is 200KI have signed I 134 in 2007 sponsoring him...not sure what will be my liability
Did not sign any paper in Hospital...The hospital is a county hospital in California
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Immigration Law
Expert:  Judith Ludwic replied 1 year ago.

Hello my name is ***** ***** I am delighted to answer your questions today. I have 35 years experience as an immigration lawyer.

Was the I-134 signed in 2007?

Was he on his B2 visitor status when he entered?


Expert:  Judith Ludwic replied 1 year ago.

If the I-134 was signed before 2015 it is unenforceable. It was only then when the later version was created one signed accepting liability for means-tested benefits.

Further, emergency medicaid is not an means tested benefit so the ER bill and emergency surgery were most likely billed under the emergency medicaid benefit plan and only care after discharge would be fall under the sponsor's liability on the new I-134.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi Judith... thanks for the response .... we did apply his insurance which I bought for part payment ... me buying insurance does that impact anything ?
Expert:  Judith Ludwic replied 1 year ago.

No that has nothing to do with the I-134 and your liability.


Customer: replied 1 year ago.
1. What makes i134 unenforceable ? Is it the statement that I sworn by etc ... the reason for same is that I have mentioned in the intended statement as below - I will take Care of all there expenses including lodging, boarding, Medicare etc2. Does the stament in the I134 that states the form being applicable for 3 years after there entry means anything ... reason for asking this is that they have entered USA first time in 2008 and this is there 3rd entry
Customer: replied 12 months ago.
Hi...Any update?