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I have a pending application for my wife to have perminant residence in the US. I was asked to provide an I-864. As part of this, I was asked to submit my last three years of taxes. What I found out was that on the tax returns for these three years, that my wife had declaired her income for a job. I also found that she did not have permission to work during that time. I see this as a possible problem. What should I do here? Should I omit the tax forms or should I submit them and risk trouble?

Also, if her petition is rejected could she be deported?

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Immigration will not punish you or your wife for her working illegally. If you do not report enough income, you can actually use her income and she would sign an I-864A.

It is more important to Immigration that money is coming into the family and she will not be on welfare than the fact that she worked illegally. She is married to a citizen and they are not interested in deporting her.


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