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Can an illegal immigrant obtain US citizenship by marrying a US citizen?

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No. The "unlawfully present" foreign national must voluntarily return to his or her country of origin or be deported and the citizen spouse must apply for their reentry under the USCIS spousal requirements. FYI, marrying a US citizen for the purpose of obtaining permanent resident status and/or citizenship is a federal felony and is punishable by a maximum $250,000 fine and maximum 5 year prison sentence for any or all involved parties if convicted.

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Can you marry an illegal in Texas without him being deported?

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Can a illegal immigrant take his son to Mexico if hes a US citizen?

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Is it illegal for a US citizen to marry an immigrant for money?

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If you know someone is an illegal immigrant and became a citizen by marriage how can you sue them?

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How does an illegal alien become US citizen by marrying US citizen?

they get married nd the person thats a citizen, gives the person citizenship nd stuff.


Can an illegal immigrant become an American citizen?

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Marrying an illegal immigrant?

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Would it be easier to become an American citizen if you're an illegal immigrant who is married to a U.S. citizen AND your child is a U.S. citizen as well?

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