Can a us citizen adopt a 17 year old illegal alien with a child born in US?
This question can be accurately answered if you call a 1-800 number for immigration and talk to an operator who will use immigration laws to answer the question. I have limited knowledge, but I would like to say that the child born is the US is irrelevant. I think that there is an age limit, and 17 sound high. I know that calling immigration is long and tedious, but you will get the right answer.
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In order for a foreign citizen to become and American citizen, they must first obtain a visa that gives them permanent residency status (the fabled "Green Card", which is neit…her green nor a card, and is not the only visa conferring permanent residency). To get a permanent visa, one must first apply for a temporary visa of the proper sort - not all temporary visas allow one to automatically apply for a permanent visa. To apply for ANY type of visa, one must apply through the US Embassy or Consulate in the person's home country (i.e. a country where the person holds citizenship). While the application process can often be handled through the mail, the actual issuance of the visa will be done through the US Embassy/Consulate, so the person applying for the visa must make at least one visit in person to their home country's US Embassy/Consulate. That is, to pick up their new visa, they must return to their home country, and go to the US Embassy there. In addition, you may NOT convert a visa while staying in the US - what this means is that if you entered on visa type A, and were later granted type B, you MUST leave the country and re-enter, presenting the valid B visa as your entry visa now. This is complicated, and gets worse. The vast majority of permanent visas require a sponsor, who must be a US permanent resident or citizen (permanent residents can sponsor for certain permanent visas, but not all the ones a citizen can). In order to sponsor a parent, one must be at least 21 years old. So, unless your child is already a US citizen and already 21, they cannot sponsor your for permanent residency. This is the fallacy behind the "anchor baby" outcry: if a foreign woman comes to the US illegally, and has a child here, that child will be eligible for US citizenship. However, a young child cannot sponsor the mother, so the mother (and child) will be deported back to the home country (as the child is also a citizen of the home country, by virtual of birth to a citizen of that country). The child could possibly stay in the US if the other parent was a legal US resident or citizen, but the mother could not stay just because she gave birth to a US citizen. One a person has permanent residency here, it usually takes 5+ (3+ if your spouse is already a citizen) years to obtain citizenship, through the naturalization process, which is independent of the visa process. Also, as of January 2012, the US DOJ has issued new guidelines for US citizens attempting to sponsor immediate family (spouse, children, grandparents) for permanent visas: even if the visa applicant has entered the country illegally, they can get an automatic waiver of the wait time for re-entry after getting their permanent residency visa. One still has to return to their home country to pick up the US permanent residency visa, but, no longer has to wait the 3-10 years it used to be required to before re-entering the country. The new DOJ guidelines DO NOT affect the rules for sponsorship, so the sponsor must still be at least 21 years of age (in addition to any other requirements). More Information Marrying him will not make him legal. You will have to go through a long process. It will take at least a few years to get his greencard and you will most likely have to hire a lawyer. A few years and a few thousand dollars later, hopefully he'll be legal. The child doesn't mean squat. If having a child here meant that someone could get "legal" many Mexican women would be dropping their babies in the US. . Unless the rules have changed, the answer above is wrong. There ARE lots of Mexicans sneaking across the border to drop their babies here. I also knew an Albanian who came in secretly pregnant on a short-term visa. She refused to go back to her country with her group and only left months later - after having the baby. She then had a "family member" (the baby) who is automatically a U.S. citizen from being born here and she could apply for a special visa,or whatever,in order for the "family" to be together in the "citizen's" (baby's)country - the U.S. . Actually that is not true. My husband is Albanian and I know at least three families who have children here and got deported. Having children here does not make it any easier to obtain citizenship. My husbands uncle has three children here and lived here for almost twenty years and they told them if they loved their father they would return with him. Flat out, cut and dry. Also if you have been watching CNN lately there is a Mexican child (7 years old) pleading with the government not to send his mother back to Mexico. So very simply the answer is no, having a child does not make it easier to stay here. As for the laws before 1999 it may have been but it is not as of now.
If you are 17 years old and an illegal alien in the US how do you become a legal citizen without marrying a legal US citizen?
Answer . You can be adopted by a US citizen. You can be sponsored by an immediate relative that is a US citizen or a permanent green card holder.. Answer . Marrying a U….S. citizen does not automatically confer citizenship or permanent resident status on the new spouse. Adoption is only allowed if the child is 16-years or younger has been certified an orphan by his or her country of origin and has been granted an IR4 visa for entrance into the United States. Contact the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services for information pertaining to the individual's specific circumstances or visit http://www.uscis.gov
Adopting an Illegal Alien Guardianship or adoption is only possible for a child who is under the age of 16-years when the action if filed. Before adoption is possible the chi…ld must have resides with the prospective parents for at least two years by order of the court or the permission of a jurisdictional government agency. The best option is to consult with an attorney who is qualified in immigration law as to the possibility of adoption and/or the procedures required as they relate to the individual's circumstances. Here is more input: . Yes and no. I believe that you would have to deal with the bureaucracy of both countries (the U.S. and the child's home country) first. The USCIS may grant temporary anti-deportation protection for the child but do not count on it. . It could be done under certain circumstances, but it would be a two-country "beaurocracy hell" in the beginning. . It depends what country you want to adopt the child from and to be honest, it's all about money. If you have enough money to sway certain people in certain countries you can adopt as many children as you want. Moscow and Asian countries are difficult to adopt from, but money talks. There is a lot of red tape involved and also a lot of time involved. I suggest you speak to a lawyer and prepare yourself before you start any adoption process. . Yes, if the child is residing in the U.S. he or she must be under the age of 16 and have no surviving parent or a single parent who has voluntarily relinquished parental rights. INA Section 101 (b)(1)(F), USC Section 1101(b)(1)(F). answer No, in order to adopt a kid here and give him a legal immigration status he needs to came here legally (with a green card) and then here in USA the parents needs to adjust his status to son of US citizen and then the kid will be citizen.
Answer . When the minor illegal alien is adopted, the minor child gains the citizenship of his adopted parents, so when he/she is adopted they become a US citizen if their… parents are US citizens.
Answer . No.. Illegal immigrants regardless of their age are not eligible for adoption.. In most instances even a legal immigrant minor already within the US cannot be a…dopted unless his or her parents have had parental rights terminated or the minor has been declared an orphan, an asylee or a refugee.
It is possible that such a child could be adopted if the biologicalparents agree. However, there are other immigration concerns andregulations that could create serious issues….
Answer . To some extent, this question requires knowing the law of the state of adoption. Chances are, there will be problems getting the documentation and consents needed… for adoption, unless one of the adopting parents is one of the biological parents. The more interesting issue is whether the adopted child can be an American citizen merely by adoption, and the answer to that appears to be no. Consult an experienced immigration lawyer, preferably with adoption experience. For a fairly thorough discussion, go here: http://www.childadoptionlaws.com/child_adoption_laws/adoption_laws_child_citizen_act.htm
yes because it was born in the U.S Hmm? I could be wrong but I believe you are a legal citizen of wherever it is that you are born? Did you mean that the child was born in …the US or outside of it? Answer Only if a child is born with in the United States is considered legal. If the a child is born outside the United State is consider an illegal alien. Answer If at least one of the parents is a legal US citizen (NOT a U.S. resident, but a U.S. citizen), then any natural child of that parent is a U.S. citizen, regardless of where the child was born. A citizen child born outside the U.S. sovereign soil is not considered "natural born", but the only place in U.S. law that this is relevant is for eligibility to be come President or Vice President (i.e. only "natural born" citizens can become President/VP). Should a U.S. citizen adopt a child who is NOT a U.S. citizen (i.e. either a straight adoption, or as a step-parent adoption), then that child is eligible for U.S. citizenship via Naturalization. Naturalization is not automatic, and requires a legal procedure to be followed, generally taking a year or more. In the mean time, the child is eligible for automatic U.S. Residency, provided a basic Immigration form is filed to declare the child's adoption. All of the preceding is true without regard to whom the other parent is (or their immigration status).
Answer . If you're illegal you're not a citizen -- not hard really
It depends on the state where the US citizen resides. In most states, you can adopt your 20 year old stepson in an adult adoption regardless of his immigration status. But you… should know that you will not be able to use the adoption for immigration purposes.
By alien i assume you mean imigrant or someone from a different country, i believe the answer is yes, many people adopt children from third world countries like some in Africa… and, I'm not sure about this one, the child becomes a U.S. citizen.
depends if they are green or blue.
That would be an adult illegal alien and a whole different thing. First he has to report to the authorities since you have to do it legally. I doubt it would work and he might… get deported.
If someone is born in the USA, they are a natural born citizen. Illegal aliens are those who are born elsewhere and live in the USA without permission.
The order of law invovled, jus soli, was enacted with the 14th amendment to grant citizenship to all aboriginal people of continent US and extraterritorial regions under US co…ntrol. Jus soli was enacted as a measure of good faith and to aid the integration of foreign nationalities into American citizenry. . L egally , the current situation is that any child born on US soil is a U.S. citizen, regardless of their parent(s)' immigration status. The Citizens Act of 1924 is where Congress legally indicated that there are two classes of what is known as "birthright" citizens: (1) those born in the U.S. (and areas of U.S. sovereignty), and (b) persons born on Native American reservations. The second instance was added because, at the time, Indian Reservations were technically sovereign, not U.S. soil. This was later changed, and all Native American reservations are now fully part of the sovereign U.S. The latest relevant Supreme Court case, U.S. v Won Kim Ark (1898), is currently the definitive precedent, stating that birthright citizenship legally exists, without regard to the parent's legal immigration status. The sole exception (and, the ruling is explicit in this manner) to birthright citizenship is if BOTH parents are covered by diplomatic protection. This is the current Supreme Court interpretation of the 14th Amendment. All of this is based on the Court's interpretation of the 14th Amendment, which is the Constitutional basis for defining U.S. citizenship. And, the purpose of the 14th Amendment was NOT to implement jus soli (that's misguided). That was a (perhaps unintended) side effect of the way the 14th was written. The actual purpose of the 14th Amendment was to extend citizenship to the former slaves, and, as such, included a very broad definition of citizen, to insure that no loopholes could be used to deny citizenship to former slaves. Broadly, the modern "problem" (and, I quote "problem" since there is by no means consensus that it actually is a problem) is that there was no concept of "legal" or "illegal" immigration until the mid 1900s. As such, the courts have interpreted all the prior legislation (and Amendments) to apply as written, which is to anyone in the U.S. Despite some creative legal ideas by several Law Professors, it is highly unlikely that any change in Birthright Citizenship can pass a Supreme Court challenge, under existing law/precedent. It is almost certain that a Constitutional Amendment would be necessary to distinguish between legal and illegal residents (and their associated rights). For further reading, look at the link below, which is the actual US Code (i.e Law itself), where it is spelled out explicitly who is a U.S. citizen. This US Code is the result of the court rulings and Congressional legislation.
Can a us citizen adopt a 19 year old nephew from Honduras who is an illegal alien living in the united states?
You can go ahead and adopt- immigration status is not something that would prevent the adoption. If you want to adopt merely to give the nephew legal status- then no, the ado…ption would do NOTHING. (the cutoff age for giving immigration status is 16).