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Yes, but it's not nearly as easy as some people believe. You must be married for a minimum of four years, be subject to frequent scheduled and unsceduled check-ups from INS and file a great deal of paperwork. Yes you can, depending on the situation. If you are having leagal issues (committed some crime and are fighting deportation) you might not be able to. If you are getting married for conventional reasons, be aware that you will both be throughly questioned seperately about each other. They get both families and even friends involved as well and they can show up unannounced to check out your living arrangements (evidence of a shared bedroom etc.). There are also extremely harsh penalties for fraud marriages. Also, while you will be able to stay in the US, I think you have to be married 3 or more years for citizenship.

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Q: Can an illegal alien who marries a US citizen gain legal residencey here in the US?
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If you marry an illegal alien will they become a US citizen?

A person will not automatically become a US citizen as soon as soon as an illegal alien marries a citizen. The illegal alien will have to file for a VISA with the INS.

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Can an illegal alien be deported after he marries an American citizen?

If the alien entered illegally and did not have an I-601 approved, then the alien will always be subject to deportation

What is a good illegal alien citizen?

'Illegal alien citizen' is an oxymoron.

If a US citizen marries a non US citizen for money to establish residency what kind of penalties are waiting for the US citizen if caught?

Jail for the citizen, deportation for the illegal alien.

What will happen if an alien with a waver visa marries a permanent resident in USA and then stays as an illegal?

The resident would need to wait until becoming a US citizen until filing for residency for the illegal alien spouse.

If a US citizen marries an illegal alien and then divorced is the US citizen still legally financially responsible for the alien after the divorce?

I believe the spousal support decision by the court in the divorce decree would take precedence here .

If a citizen marries an illegal alien what is their status?

if u married an illegal alien u dont have a status so to speak, but u need to get him a green card, or he will get deported and whoever is married to him will have 15 yrs to life in jail for housing illegal aliens

Is a marriage to an illegal alien valid if they only reason for the marriage by the illegal alien was to become a citizen?

it is illegal

How long after marrying a citizen and becoming a citizen can that person remarry an illegal alien?

It is wrong for a citizen to knowingly marry an illegal alien. Get advice from an Immigration lawyer.

What happens if someone entered the country illegally marries a US citizen then that citizen dies?

They're still an illegal immigrant. Mariiage alone does not grant US citizenship to an illegal alien. The formal process of citizenship must still be completed.

US citizen marries a legal alien?

That legal alien will have status of US citizen. Bad answer. The alien must apply and QUALIFY foe citizenship. Ther are several disqualifiers.

Is Obama an illegal alien?

No, his mother was a US citizen, he is a US citizen.

Does marriage make an illegal alien an legal citizen in the United States?

No Marrage, or even having an American child makes no difference. This is a common assumption by americans- they think that if an illegal marries a citizen it gives them the right to be here, The truth is that it makes no difference whatsoever

If an adult illegal alien has a parent that is a naturalized citizen what is his status?

If they are an adult their status is still the same, they are an illegal alien.

Can you marry an illegal alien in America?

Yes, an American citizen can marry an illegal alien in America. The illegal alien can file for a Visa after marrying an American at the INS office.

Can an illegal person from Colombia that marries a US citizen become a resident?

Not without becoming a legal alien. Which usually requires returning to their home country and applying for a marriage visa.

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How can an illegal alien become a us citizen if they have been deported and have a felony in the u.s.?

Unfortunately, an illegal alien can not become an US citizen if they have been deported before. If they have a felony, they can't become a US citizen either.

You are a us citizen and want to marry an illegal alien what do you do?

get the illegal to sign up for citizenship

Can a citizen buy a home with an illegal alien?

I think it is a federal crime to offer services to an illegal alien, not sure if that bill passed or not...

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Is a legal alien a us citizens once she marries an America citizen?

No she is still not a citizen of The United States Of America No she is still not a citizen of The United States Of America

Uscis form for US citizen that is married to an illegal alien?

marry an alien...............u die!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!