Can a US citizen adopt an illegal immigrant?
The person must be under the age of 14 and must be certified as an orphan or the parents must have voluntarily relinquished their rights to the child, and must have entered the US legally.
The exception is if the minor qualifies as an asylee or refugee.
Not so fast. The correct Answer is: it depends on the law of each "sovereign" state of the United States. In certain states like NY you can actually adopt an adult even if they've illegally entered the US. You can pose this question to different attorney's and I assure you that you'll get multiple answers, including "no". Always ask an attorney who specializes in family law; more specifically in adoptions.
Footnote: when the adoption is complete in NY a new Birth Certificate will be issued stating the foreign city and country of his birth, and it will clearly state "NOT A US CITIZEN".
No. An adult cannot adopt another adult.
if you can actually adopt him yea
Yes, an illegal immigrant, in the US can get married to an American citizen and obtain their documents
Yes, an immigrant can adopt a US child. However, it is uncommon. Most of the time, US natives adopt an immigrant child.
If you're illegal you're not a citizen -- not hard really
The citizen CAN adopt the illegal, but that adoption CANNOT be used to make the adoptee LEGAL. Only when the adoption is completed BEFORE the adoptee turns 16 years old will the adoptee be able to receive any immigration benefit.
It is impossible for an illegal immigrant to marry a US citizen unless they have legal documentation-like their birth certificate (see the other answer to this question, on this site too)
If they obtain a visa, they are not illegal.
If your boyfriend and you want to get married and he is not a legal citizen can you still get married?
It is legal in the United States for an illegal immigrant to marry a US citizen. Once the marriage is legal, the illegal immigrant becomes a legal immigrant and can stay in the US for the course of the marriage.
Can a Jehovah Witness Elder marry a US citizen with a Jehovah Witness that is an illegal immigrant in the US?
If you mean can the elder perform the marriage ceremony of a US citizen JW with a JW who is an illegal immigrant in the US then assuming that it is not illegal to do so then I would also assume that it is allowable.
Must be US citizen
illegal immigrant or alien
depend on the situation
NO. It is not a criminal act.
No. In the US adults regardless of their citizen status cannot be adopted. A legal immigrant can be sponsored by a US citizen for permanent residency and citizenship.
If a persons mother is illegal and they are a citizen, the citizen can file for a Visa for the mother. The citizen will need to file papers with the INS for citizenship.
only if the person marries a US citizen
What will happen if an illegal immigrant marry a us citizen and divorce before filing for a permanent residence?
The US citizen may cancel the I-130 petition, and the illegal will not be given permanent residency. If the immigrant entered illegally into the country, then it doesnt matter because marriage to a US citizen CANNOT help make the immigrant legal.
the child is a natural born citizen and a full citizen of the US
Is there a law that says a us citizen married to an illegal immigrant for a year that the immigrant can then apply for green card?
No he cannot
Get out illegal immigrant, out now!
Not immediately. The legal husband/wife will first have to file a petition for the illegal immigrant to start the process of becoming a citizen. Once the illegal immigrant goes through the process and becomes a citizen, they can apply for a license. There are a few state exceptions that allow illegal immigrants to apply for a license.
Can an illegal immigrant who entered the US legally and left the US willingly marry a US citizen and return to the US?
No, and the laws regarding marriage to an illegal immigrant become more draconian every day.
How can a US citizen sponsor an illegal immigrant from Mexico so that they may remain or return to the US?
Your question reveals an unconscious bias. You said, = "How can a US citizen sponsor an illegal immigrant...." = If you "sponsor" them, they are not an "illegal immigrant." Careful, the way your question is phrased says a lot about you. The very term "illegal immigrant" is insulting to ....migrant workers, especially. Mexican citizens surely don't like the phrase and, by the way, Superman was apparently an "illegal immigrant" and you SURELY wouldn't want to… Read More
The illegal immigrant can take his United States citizen son to Mexico; however, it is highly likely that the illegal father will be detained at customs due to his lack of citizenship.
As long as both parties provide a birth certificate a US citizen can marry an illegal in Texas. However, this will not prevent the illegal from being deported.
How should a US citizen who does not work married to an illegal immigrant who works illegally help him get a green card?
the US citizen shouldn't
You can't join the U.S. Army if you're illegal...
The biological father have to give up his parental rights or this will not be possible. If he is an illegal immigrant he can still have paternal rights in the US. Once his rights are terminated you can apply for adoption.
If a minor was raised in the US illegally can they become a legal immigrant through marriage when they reach the age of majority?
Yes. If the illegal immigrant marries a citizen, they can become a citizen from that.
Can an illegal immigrant be deported if he has a child who is a us citizen with a woman who is also a us citizen?
Yes, if his status is brought to the attention of the immigration authorities.
when a illegal immigrant marries a u.s. citizen he or she becomes a u.s. citizen and does not have to return to his or her country I don't think that it's entirely true. If you don't have any papers, then you can not become a US citizen UNLESS you have a visa or greencard.
If an illegal immigrant mother is deported what happens to her citizen child if his US citizen father is deceased?
The CitiZen Chil will be adopted by Federal / State
If an illegal immigrant mother is deported what happens to her citizen child if his father is a us citizen and they were unwed?
the child goes to the father
The citizen spouse has no recourse to the action as US immigration laws no longer allow a citizen spouse to apply for residency for an illegal immigrant spouse. The Mexican national will have to leave the US and file under the required USCIS regulations for reentry.
If you are married, you can apply for divorce.
no green card or faulty marriage
no not unless they where married to a USA partner.
Yes if they can prove the marriage is legit
Anybody can marry a US citizen, provided that they have a valid and legal immigrant status in the US. If not, then they may have to face unnecessary deportation and other problems when reapplying to enter the US. An illegal alien does NOT attain US citizenship simply by virtue of a marriage ceremony. An immigrant with a legal status can very well marry a US citizen and get to enjoy the benefits.
Yes, it is illegal to marry for money to allow someone to obtain citizenship status.
No, but you can get a temporary visa (4 years). If you are an illegal immigrant and have been a victim of a crime, you may be eligible for a U-Visa.
Yes they do and they can be president since of they are natural born citizen
If born in the United States the baby will be a legal citizen, the immigrants status will not change.
If an undocumented (illegal) immigrant is married to a U.S. citizen, then they are a U.S. citizen. So their divorce from another U.S. citizen won't affect the status of their child at all.
no,but the us citizen can help the immigrant become legal.
No, marriage to a US citizen does not mean the foreign national will be granted permanent residency or citizenship status.
An illegal immigrant technically has rights based on the treatment of any human as stated in the constitution. A legal immigrant(Assuming US Citizenship) has every right any natural born US Citizen would have. A legal immigrant(Assuming Non-US Citizen) I BELIEVE has every right any natural born US Citizen would have. Another View: An ILLEGAL immigrant has no US Constitutional rights conferred upon them, since they are ILLEGALY in this country to begin with. The only… Read 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.
You can't marry somebody--legal or not--who is already married. At least not in America. If the US doesn't recognize the marriage or if it is invalidated by a US judicial representative there's no reason why a citizen can't marry the immigrant.