Is it a different process for an illegal immigrant from Mexico to become legal than it is for someone who is from another country?
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His only recourse due to the stricter immigration laws is to try the compassionate route. It used to be fairly simple to receive asylum under the reasoning that your life would be jeopardized by being deported back to your native country. Then one could apply for citizenship. Illegal aliens are fair… game, since 9/11. Detention and deportation are at the highest levels they have ever been since WWII. You really need to contact an immigration attorney and find out what your options/chances are. This information is not correct. You can apply for a green card even if you entered the country illegally. It even states that on the US Government Immigration Website. people enter the US illegally frequently and apply for political asylum. They can also be gain residency by being sponsored by a relative who is a US citizen or green card holder. THE SECOND ANSWER IS CORRECT EVEN ILLEGALS CAN GET AGREEN CARD,BUT SPEAKING FROM PERSONAL EXPERIENCE (I AM CURRENTLY SPONSORING MY WIFES DAUGHTER)IMMIGRATION AGENTS ARE NOT VERY FOND OF LAWYERS.AND HAVING ONE DOES NOT MOVE YOUR CASE ALONG ANY FASTER.BUT IT COSTS A SMALL FORTUNE,YOUR BEST BET,GO TO THE HOMELAND WEBSITE AND DOWNLOAD THE PROPER FORMS.AND IF YOU NEED HELP RETAIN A LAWYER TO FILL OUT THE PAPERWORK ONLY.THEY WILL DO THAT AVERAGE COST 500. GOOD LUCK >>>>> YES!!! Apply for Asylum or marry a US Citizen or Permanent Resident. Or try to apply for amnesty(which by the way is extremely hard to get since 911, but why not, if it is your last option). Asylum is only granted for certain countries and you must prove the case either way. Asylum should only be genuinely claimed. Asylum cases are usually handled more agressively and quickly, if the case fails then it will prejudice any future entry-your passport will be stamped and your data saved in USCIS files. It is very difficult for an illegal alien to get US Permament Residence. The best thing to do is to leave the US and re-enter the country legally with the correct papers. This makes it easier if you wish to marry a US citizen and gain Permament Residence. Basically, any illegal entrant who applies for adjustment rings alarm bells at USCIS and makes it very difficult to pass through. The only cases where USCIS have accepted adjustment is for minors. Each case is different. Also lawyers are not permitted to enter any case status meeting-it is taken under oath. You are allowed to have an interpreter but they cannot advise you. Usually USCIS will have someone in the interview to verify translation only is taking place without your prior knowledge, but the interview is only in English or sign language. (MORE)
If we are talking about a modern country it is possible but difficult. Even not being an illegal immigrant it can be difficult to get legal dependency status. The reason being is that the country that you are trying to will try to prove that you are not marrying for the reason of getting citizenship…. You will have to make an convincing argument. Also you cannot have a criminal record, so if you are caught being an illegal immigrant than you have just about screwed up your chances. It is harder to leave places such as the United States, Australia, England etc than it is to get in (without a legal visa) (MORE)
What options are there for illegal immigrants in the USA especially those that have been in the states for more than 10 years and pay taxes to become legal?
Answer . \nVery much the same as any immigrant wishing to obtain permanent resident or citizenship status. Please visit the United States Citizenship And Immigration Services website for information pertaining to personal circumstances. http://www.uscis.gov
How would it be possible for someone to marry an illegal alien from Mexico who has been in trouble with the law and for this person to still be able to become legal and how long would it take?
Answer . If an illegal has been arrested for a felony ANYWHERE in the United States, he can be arrested and put in prison for 1 to 10 years for aggravated re-entry. After he serves his prison term he will be immediately deported and any time he is subsequently picked up even for spitting on the s…idewalk, he will be put in prison again and subsequently deported. We already have far too many illegal aliens in this country. Don't encourage him. (MORE)
Answer . \nWith a U.S. visa. But have in mind that the U.S. immigration laws virtually deny a visa (any tipe of visa) to any poor, unskilled, uneducated (no college degree) foreigner.. Answer . \nThe interested party can find information relating to their individual circumstanes at the United… States Citizenship and Immigration Services website, http://www.uscis.gov (MORE)
Answer . \nThere is a misconception that marrying a U.S. citizen will automatically confer citizenship to the foreign spouse that however is not the case. The spouse will be given a different priority classification for obtaining permanent residency and/or citizenship, but the required USCIS proc…edures must be followed to apply for such status and the person must also qualify under the immigration laws. For example if the person has experienced legal problems such as a criminal felony conviction, marriage will not negate the affect it has on a USCIS decision. Information pertaining to laws governing an illegal foreign national' status can be found on the website of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, http://www.uscis.gov (MORE)
Not necessarily. If the immigrant in question was inspected upon entry (meaning they originally entered legally and overstayed a visa) and do not have any criminal convictions either in the United States or abroad then their marriage to a US citizen can permit them to become Permanent Residents (a…nd eventually naturalize if they so choose). The marriage must be genuine and not for convenience and sufficient proof of the marriage's genuineness must be provided to USCIS when the US Citizen Petitioner submits the application. In situations like this it is always recommended that you retain a reputable Immigration Lawyer to assist you with the application process to ensure that the supporting documentation and applications are properly prepared and compiled. (MORE)
Answer . A foreign national who is unlawfully present in the US is not eligible for permanent residency or citizenship unless they qualify as a refugee or asylee.\nThe person must return to their country of origin and apply for reentry under US immigration laws. \n. \nA foreign national who has… been unlawfully present in the US for 12 months or less is barred from applying for entry for 3 years. A foreign national who has been unlawfully present in the US for more than 12 months is barred from applying for entry for 10 years.. (MORE)
If someone who is pregnant travels to another country on vacation ie Mexico and they happen to give birth to the baby in Mexico will they be able to bring the baby back to the US with them legally?
\n. \n Answer \n. \nOf course. You are a US citizen, so your baby is a US citizen. The US is unique in that we grant automatic citizenship to babies born on our soil. You will eb allowed to travel with your infant back over the border.\n. \n Answer \n. \nIf both parents of the child …are United States citizens, then the child is a U.S. citizen no matter the place of birth. As to the question of returning to the U.S., both parents must prove their U.S. citizenship and prove that they are the mother and father of a child. In your example, they would be issued a Mexican birth certificate (from the state of Mexico that child was born) and the mother and fathers name should be on that document.\n. \nThe couple may also visit the nearest U.S. Embassy or U.S. Consulate and a department of state offical can issue a U.S. passport for the child. (MORE)
you have to be married for a certain length of time I believe. Is it worth it? Most of us are complete jerks.. First off the immigrant has to have come in legally, if they came in Illegally marriage can't help. You have to be married for at least 2 years, after 2 years you can apply for citizenship…. (MORE)
\n. \n Answer \n. \nYes. Paperwork. Lots and lots of paperwork to apply for citizenship. But luck must be on their side because final selections are done 'lottery' style and only a small percentage of those who apply are accepted each year.\n. \n . \n Marriage to a US citizen does not guar…antee permanent resident status or citizenship for the immigrant spouse.\n. \nIt simply upgrades the procedure priority of the applicant.. Answer . Sure, he can go home, apply for entry through LEGAL processes and enter the country when he has been invited. (MORE)
Answer . Check with the laws in your state before getting married, but in most states, anyone who marries a United States citizen can become a US citizen, and thus be legal.
Can an illegal immigrant migrate back to his country of origin and then move back to become a legal resident?
No and Yes. If you get married to a US citizen you don't have to go back to your country. you just have to file alot of paperworks and pay alot of money. If you go back to your country, you can only come back if you have any relatives that are American citizen that can sponsor you over.
You want to marry an illegal immigrant who is not divorced but her husband is in another country How do you marry her?
The illegal immigrant should go back to his or her home country and complete the divorce with his or her spouse. Then you should either get married in that country and apply for a spouse visa, or go visit that country and upon returning apply for a fiance visa and get married in the US after the fia…nce visa is granted. (MORE)
Possibly, but if you've been in the US over a year illegally or you've been convicted of a crime, you will most likely be denied a visa. You will then need to apply for the I-601 waiver (after denial) which will most likely take 15 months for adjudication. If that is denied, you can file an appeal w…ithin 30 days. No, not automatically at least. If the alien was marrying first, while on a visa, then applying that is one thing. But if the alien is illegal, then marries, then there has to be a waiver. (MORE)
If you are an illegal immigrant living in the UK, there are a fewoptions in securing legal status. For one, you can apply forcitizenship at the local immigration center. You can also apply forasylum if you do not wish to return to your birth country. Anotheroption is to contact a free defense lawyer… and have him or her helpyou attain British citizenship or legal residence. (MORE)
No! I wish it was that easy. I husband and I have been together for 5 years (married 4). Basically there are 2 ways for him to become "legal". One he can go back to his country and we can file for paper our lawyer said that would take 10 years. Or we can file with him being here and entering the cou…ntry illegally. The only way he would be granted papers if we could show hardship for him being gone (kids, if I were very sick, morgage in both our names). Oh and cannot forget have to show proof that they were paying taxes since they have been working here. Don't follow her example. Neila22 is a criminal by harboring illegal and could go to jail for breaking U.S. law, unless she reports any illegals in her house by calling 1-866-347-2423, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Tipline. (MORE)
People are not always honest about their status. They may face charges as well as take a citizenship test.
Answer There is no easy way.I have been ill over loosing my boyfriend who was deported after being here illegally 9yrs.The gov. does not see it even in the eyes of a child.They do not see it in our eyes or who they even hurt.We will never get the chance to be heard.To them we are animals without… rights.You could have a dying love one here and they still will deport you.I is all about money and control.I will say this though,one day we all will be judged by a more powerful being and i feel sorry for you who torn so many familys apart.You would think diff. if the shoe was on the other foot!!!! Answer Unfortunately, you can't. If you came into the country legally but overstayed your visa, then you can marry and gain permanent residency. However, if you entered the country illegally, you can only hope that Congress and the president pass legislation granting you amnesty. Answer You can apply for residency status with the INS. Depending on who you are and how you came to be in the US in the first place, you may have to jump through various hoops. This is a complicated area, and you'd probably speak to an immigration lawyer about your specific case before beginning the process to be safe. (MORE)
Being here illegally is a crime and might prevent your becoming legal--at this time 2008. Better to apply from your home country. None of this is a fast process.
Scream EL MEXICAN and see if they run..... if they are on your property then just load your shotgun.
In the United States some of the inadmissible non-immigrant applicants and aliens who are not eligible to be admitted as an immigrant or adjust status in US must file Form I-601 in order to seek a waiver of certain grounds of inadmissibility. They must submit all 11 pages of the INS forms. The Filin…g Fee is $585. Ample proofs and support documents are required for Form I-601 filing. Also by Dick Durbin and Orrin Hatch on August 1, 2001 in the senate an American legislative proposal was first introduced called the DREAM Act (acronym for Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors). To certain illegal persons with good moral character and who graduate from U.S. high schools, having arrived in the United States as minors and lived continuously for minimum 5 years prior to the bill's endorsement, the bill would provide conditional permanent residency. (MORE)
You have to have a passport saying that you has payed to go wherever you are trying to go.
legal means you can bum Scott Williams illegal means you can only bum his face
Legal immigrants have prove that they are able to be here illegal immigrants are not sloud to be in the united states unless they have a legal pass.
An illegal immigrant leaves their country to go to another country without having the proper requirements for them to migrate to the other country, while the legal immigrant went through the correct process and filings to leave his country to migrate to the other country legally.
Immigration should be legal for those who follow the rules/instructions preceding their immigration. If someone crosses the boarder illegally they should not be allowed to stay in our country. Yeah
if you came here the illlegal way then your an illegal immigrant since the first day you got here
Filing a petition to become a legal citizen of the United States. In order to apply for U.S. Citizenship you need to: 1) Be a lawful permanent U.S. resident. 2) Be 18 years of age or older. 3) Be a permanent resident for no less than 5 years. 4) Have resided for no less than 3 months in th…e state where the petition to become a citizen was filed. 5) Be physically present in the U.S. for at least one half of the 5 years, with no absences longer than 6 months. 6) Have resided continuously within the U.S. from the date the petition was filed to the time of admission to citizenship. 7) Have been a person of good moral character for the 5 years of residence. 8) Have an Elementary level of reading and writing English. 9) Having a basic knowledge of the fundamentals of U.S. government and history. (MORE)
Very difficult to do so; go to government site and find out about illegal marriages.
Crossing the border by running, jumping, or swimming. Many of them die in their attemp to.
It became a problem when too many started coming and people aren't happy about it. Same thing would happen if illegals were coming from any other country.
Yes they do and they can be president since of they are natural born citizen
Marrying a citizen is not enough to get citizenship. If themarriage was done to get citizenship and there was no love orcommittment, the marriage is illegal.
I was on the Internet when I was applying for someone who has been there..nothing. I hired a lawyer. However, the immigration site has improved. Time is of the essence. The site now tells you what forms (and costs). Depends on what status you file your application
It depends on what type of illegal you are. There are 2 types: 1) entry without inspection (a person sneeking across the border) and 2) overstay (entry into the U.S, was legal but the stay became illegal (i.e. staying in the U.S. after tourist visa expires) Only the 2nd type of illegal can become l…egal, and then ONLY IF the spouse is a citizen. The citizen spouse would need to file a I-130 and I-485 petition for you. Actually, there is a way for the first type of illegal to ATTEMPT legal status (unlike the second type where a green card is a sure thing (baring anything negative in the immigrant's background). The illegal would need to return to his country of origin and try to get a I-601 waiver by showing extreme hardship to his citizen spouse. The drawback is that if it is denied, the illegal must stay in that country and can be prevented from entry for either 3 or 10 years. The other way is for the illegal to surrender to ICE and attempt a cancellation of removal (deportation). The drawback to this is if the waiver is denied, the illegal will be deported, and the deportation itself might bar him from any future entry into the U.S. (MORE)
How does illegal immigrant who currently lives in the US and plans to marry an American become legal?
The belief that marriage to a US citizen makes an illegal "legal" is probably among the top immigration myths. But to answer your question, the answer is, it depends: 1) if first entry was legal but you overstayed (i.e. visa expired) then YES, marriage to a US citizen is a way to become "legal" …2) if first entry was illegal (i.e. you sneaked across the border), then marriage to a US citizen can NEVER be the basis to make you legal. Even after marriage, you could still be subject to arrest and deportation by ICE (MORE)
A legal immigrant is someone who went through the normal process of getting the necessary visa's and/or passport's to come to whatever country they wanted to go to. If they decide to become a citizen, since they followed the laws and got the necessary paper work, they wait the proper years and/or …months they have to, apply for citizenship, and take whatever tests they are given about the country's history. And, they then become a legal citizen. The process varies by country. An illegal immigrant is someone who crosses the border and/or enters a country without the necessary paper work (visa's/passports..), and overall breaks the law. This has become a growing problem in countries (Ex. United States and Europe) where people enter the country illegally because they don't want to do it the proper way, probably because it takes longer. These are usually people who escape a troubled homeland that has a not-so-good government and barely any jobs. They are classified as an "Alien". (MORE)
In general terms, no. The people who usually do murder Americans and Mexicans alike are those who smuggle them into US territory, known as coyotes or polleros . These people by the way, are Mexican-Americans.
Though it is very complicated, illegal immigrants can not become legal if they have children in the US. However, children born in the United States have natural born citizenship. The parent(s) can not be deported back to their country of origin due to the children being legal citizens. Their country… of origin is the US. Since this is the case, by the time the children become of age, the illegal parent(s) may try for citizenship of the state that they live in. *however this is just as complex because different states require people to live in that state for their certain number of years before applying for such citizenship (MORE)
Mexico arrests, detains and deports foreigners illegally present in that country. Mexico similarly prosecutes holders of tourist visas that violate the stated terms of their visas, including with respect to working, overstaying, or attempting to influence local politics. It is said that, each year, …Mexico deports more people than the United States does. The majority of deportees from Mexico are citizens of countries in Central America, and many of them are detected while in transit across Mexico attempting to reach the United States. (MORE)
You apply for citizenship to the US. Individuals who are eligible to request deferred action need to file Form I-821D, Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals with the USCIS. This form has to be accompanied with forms I-765, Application for Employment Authorization and I-765, WS to… establish the individual's need for employment. To request a deferral under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals initiative, you have to fulfill several eligibility requirements. . You entered the United States before your 16th birthday. . You were below 31 years of age on June 15, 2012. . You have been living in the United States continuously since June 15, 2007 till date. . You were physically present in the United States on June 15, 2012. . You entered the United States without inspection or you had a valid visa which has now expired. . You are in school currently, have graduated and have a completion certificate, have a GED certificate or you have been honorably discharged from the United States Armed Forces or Coast Guard. . Your record does not show a felony, significant misdemeanor, three or more minor misdemeanors and you are not a threat to the society or the country. (MORE)
Can an illegal immigrant married to an us citizen with children that is their child together become legal?
Yes, but the illegal immigrant must seek a lawyer to help them become a citizen. The illegal may even have to return to their native country and await citzenship rights to the U.S. but just because an illegal marries a citizen does not give them a free pass. It may however, speed up the process.
A legal immigrant is someone who has entered a country afterobtaining the required permissions such as a Visa, and whocontinues to meet the requirements of that permission. . An illegal immigrant is someone who has entered a countrywithout the required permissions (by being smuggled in, forexample)… or who has stayed beyond the time permitted by thosepermissions (as in overstaying a Visa). (MORE)
I think it just depends who it is if it's some people that went doi g good things I don't think they should be allowed to be citizens, but if it's like a single who mother who just wants her child to have a better future and hasnt even done anything wrong over then over staying, I think those kind o…f people should be give a chance. (MORE)
i think the police will try to catch dem and make sure but these police dont care bout notin
Can an illegal immigrant become legal if they came here because they fear for there life from spousel abuse in there country?
No - it doesn't matter what their home-land circumstances are. If they've entered a country illegally, they will remain an illegal immigrant - liable to be arrested and returned to their country of origin. If they were in that much fear - they should have claimed asylum after travelling to the desti…nation country legally. (MORE)
Only the fluffy aliens can become legal, that means that Lombaxes and other fluffy extra terrestrial beings can become legal. But the Cragmites can't because they are evil and will steal your brains and kill all the Lombaxes. So don't marry a Cragmite. Remember they are evil and tried to kill Ratc…het and already got his daddy. :'( (MORE)
Everything about Legal and illegal immigration All over England immigration is getting higher this is a big problem because the UK citizens are loosing out on jobs. A lot of the people coming to the UK are illegal immigrates, this is a major worry and it needs to be stopped as soon as possi…ble. Net immigration quadrupled to 237,000 a year between 1997 and 2007 . In 2009 it was 196,000 . 3 million immigrants have arrived since 1997. A migrant still arrives almost every minute in the UK alone. In the UK the government build a new home every six minutes for new migrants. This is a worry as they will be no homes left for people living in the UK. This mainly points towards new home buyers, like for example 18-22 year olds leaving college and university . England is already, with Holland, the most crowded country in Europe. Immigration will add 7 million to the population of England in the next 24 years - that is 7 times the population of Birmingham. To keep the population of the UK, now 61 . 2 million, below 70 million, net immigration must be reduced by 50 , 000 a year. With balanced migration it would peak at about 65 million. (MORE)
Most illegal immigrants who enter Mexico come from Central America. Their main objective is to reach the United States, usually following the Tapachula-Reynosa railroad route that goes from the southern state of Chiapas, bordering Guatemala, then traveling along the Gulf of Mexico and into the US-Me…xico border, close to the city of McAllen, Texas. Also there are many illegal immigrants in Mexico because it is an emerging market, with a bigger income than most countries in Latin America, including Brazil and as of late, Argentina (the first and third largest economies in Latin America, respectively). For example, Mexico's income compared to other Latin American countries would be as follows (figures for 2012): . Mexico: US$15,600 . Venezuela: US$13,800 . Brazil: US$12,100 . Colombia: US$11,000 . El Salvador: US$7,600 . Guatemala: US$5,300 (MORE)