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Can a legal alien who is married to a US citizen be deported because of his criminal record?


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2005-11-12 16:12:04
2005-11-12 16:12:04

Yes, however depending upon the specific circumstances the process can be very complicated and lengthy. That aside, being married to a citizen does not convey immunity status on a alien legal or not from being deported under USCIS laws.


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Of course! Being married does not affect one's legal status, even a legal alien can be deported for criminal activity.

It is until you have registered as a married citizen in America.

No, that serious criminal conviction would prevent you from getting either a visa or a green card (if married to a U.S. citizen).

Yes, you can be deported. Marriage does not confir any type of immigration or visa status.

Yes, you can be deported. I am a Japanese citizen who went to the US when I was 1 1/2 yrs old. I have 2 children and a husband, all US citizens, but I was deported for life last year.

Once you are officially married to an American citizen, you can not be deported from the country, unless you engage in a criminal offense.

My being pregnant, as unlikely as that might be, has no bearing on your husband's citizenship. If you are a citizen and you married him he won't be deported until you kick him to the curb.

Any illegal can be deported. However, it's different when you're married and have kids. Your kids are immediately legal. You're still not. Go to the U.S. government site and look up what you have to do to become a citizen when you are married.

No, must correct the illegal status first.Does have marriage, children, work history in USA going for him.I would not leave the USA for any reason, might be refused entry

i think so but im not too sure, but i dont see why not

Get them to visit you in your own country, since you will almost definitely not be allowed back into the USA.

The short answer is yes. Being married to a US citizen is not automatically protection from deportation. Any alien in the US is subject to deportation depending on the circumstances... especially if the alien (legal or undocumented) is involved in criminal activities and is convicted for a serious felony, drug offense or crime of moral turpitude.

NO, unless the illegal fights his re-opens the criminal conviction and has the charges dropped, OR if the illegal is able to get a presidental'governor pardon (but tihs doesnt apply for serious felonies).

yes, my ex-husband is going through this with his wife, they have 2 small children and have been married for almost 7 years. She is being deported around the first of the year.

If Kazakh officials find out about your criminal background, you will be deported.

Marrying a US citizen does not automatically make the other person a citizen. Spouses of US citizens can and do get deported everyday. Send him back home and apply for him while he is not in the U.S.

the answer is almost no chance. he was deported under us law and almost no way can the law be changed

It wont necessarily prevent them from being deported they can still get deported if the INS has a reason to do so although with them being married to a U.S. citizen their chances of getting a green card and being allowed to permanently stay in the U.S. are increased although not always guaranteed Good Luck and God Bless!!!

Once you have been ordered to be deported, nothing you do can revoke that order. Even if you marry a US citizen, you will be deported. You can apply to reenter the US but the chances of that application getting approved is very less. Basically, no. Marrying after you have been ordered deported will not trick the court into letting one remain in the United States.

The first thing to realize is that they are an ILLEGAL immigrant. Which means they are in the country without permission and the necessary documents. Which also means they can be deported at any time. Can you get married? Few, if any, places ask any questions regarding citizenship or criminal history when applying for a marriage license. Which means you can get married. And then have the immigrant deported and be married to someone that you cannot live with.

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