Need urgent guidance and any experience similar to my situation.
My mother in law visited USA 2.5 years back and was admitted to a hospital for 2-3 days. Even though it was not a preexisting condition, insurance company did not paid them with excuse of preexisting condition. As i never signed any documents in hospital, they started sending bills to mother in law name and soon letters from collection agencies. We tried to negotiate but nobody agreed and we end up not paying anything. After 2-3 months she left USA to return to her country. Now she is coming back next week to USA for 2-3 months and I curious if collection agencies have reported the case to immigration and is there any chance that she will be stopped or asked about it during immigration.
would appreciate any help or guidance on this !!!
Now my mother-in-law is visiting US. My questions are:
1. Any chances of unpaid bills were reported to the Immigration by collection agency and they would stop my mother-in-law at airport?
2. When they re-look at this, is there a possibility of re-initiating the old situation, and now Immigation/Collection agency people would be behind me and will ask me to pay those unpaid bills?
(My wife have signed I-134 that we would take care of all their expenses in US)
3. Would I be able to battle such cases (am I bound legally for ALL their expenses beyond taking insurance for them)?
4. Has any one know people were in this situation (unpaid medical bills in their prev trip) and Immigration allowed or returned such people back in their next visit?
I really appreciate sharing of your experience in this situation.