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Answered 2006-08-17 12:57:04

Perhaps, it depends upon the foreign national's individual circumstances. However, marriage to a US citizen does not automatically guarantee permanent resident status nor citizenship. U.S. Immigration Support, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services,

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