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Due to the stricter enforcement of Immigration laws it is almost impossible for an illegal immigrant to marry if they do not have the documentation required by the state in which the license application is made. It is no longer possible to have a "quickie" marriage in Las Vegas or any US state. Be that as it may, a foreign national who is unlawfully present in the US will not be protected from deportation by marrying a US citizen. The non citizen spouse will still be required to return to his or her country of origin and file for reentry under the spousal laws. United States Citizenship and Immigration Services

2007-06-17 14:36:36
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Anyone born in the US, regardless of the citizenship of the parents, can elect to be a US citizen.

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If you are married, you can apply for divorce.

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Can an illegal immigrant get papers faster if he is married to a us citizen?

Yes if they can prove the marriage is legit

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