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If my Bosnian friend's elderly mom gets a resident visa,

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If my Bosnian friend's elderly mom gets a resident visa, will my friend be responsible for all her medical care? (She will be the sponsor). Will a state-funded hospital treat the pre-existing conditions? The mom is 85 years old and has nobody to care for her in Bosnia. My friend and her husband cannot take hospitalization burden, etc... Any suggestions?

Lawyer's Assistant: What is your official status? Do you have any pending applications or petitions with USCIS?

My friend and her husband are naturalized US citizens.

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Not yet. I am trying to help without incurring the high fees.

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The elderly Bosnian lady has pre-existing heart conditions. My friend and husband are worried about signing the Sponsorship Contract (i-864) that makes them totally liable. And insurance cost is prohibitive! (Over $700 per month and DOES NOT pay for any pre-existing conditions).

Submitted: 1 year ago.Category: Immigration Law
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