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Articles Tagged: poverty guidelines

An Earnings and Poverty Profile of US Immigrants

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Stories of upward and inter-generational mobility have long animated the popular narrative describing how immigrants and their children integrate into US society, with poverty and access to gainful employment being powerful forces shaping how immigrants fare once they arrive in the United States. From national and state data we find some interesting facts: Nationally, immigrant […]

POVERTY GUIDELINES FOR IMMIGRANT SPONSORS – HIGHER IN 2011 THAN 2010

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The poverty guidelines for the year 2011 are significantly higher than those of 2010.  Poverty guidelines are established by the Department of Health and Human Services and affect those who are sponsoring an immigrant.  In most cases, when someone is applying for a green card, they will need a sponsor. This sponsor will be financially […]

Advance Notice of HHS Poverty Guidelines 2011

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Due to increase in prices on goods, the poverty guidelines that determine what the Petitioner, or Applicant must make as income have increased. This affects all I-864 (affidavits of support). “This notice provides an update of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) poverty guidelines to account for last calendar year’s increase in prices […]