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SI 01310.155 Deeming Concept - Sponsor
Regulations 20 CFR 416.1160(d)
A sponsor is an individual who signs an affidavit of support agreeing to support an
alien as a condition of the alien's admission for permanent residence in the U.S.
An alien may have more than one sponsor.
For deeming purposes, a sponsor does not include an organization such as the congregation
of a church or a service club, or an employer who only guarantees employment for an
alien upon entry but does not sign an affidavit of support.