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Both Me and my wife are on H1b, I have an approved i-140 with Priority date of 12/12/2013. Both of us reside in California. We recently had a baby. My wife is allowed to take 6 weeks of State Disability Insurance and 6 weeks of PFL by the state of CA. Similarly, I am allowed to take 12 weeks of PFL, 6 weeks of which is supplemented from CA. Because of the recent changes to the public charge policy. My question is since she and I intend to take the allowed 12 weeks PFL/SDI which is supplemented by the state. Does that in any way hamper my future application for green card AOS, or H1b extension. 1) Does the SDI/PFL qualify as a public charge. 2) Will it be okay to take the SDI/PFL since it will be for 12 weeks only and max allowed is 12 months in 36 months. Also, The California Constitution provides for the exemption of $7,000 (maximum) in assessed value from the property tax assessment of any property owned and occupied as the owner's principal place of residence 3) Does this qualify as a public charge.

User's Location: San Diego, Alabama, United States of America

Category: Employment-based Green Card