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Can you abuse your spouse without fear of prosecution if they are an illegal immigrant?


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2008-07-18 05:29:04
2008-07-18 05:29:04

No. If police get called, you go to jail. Criminal law does not depend on the nationality or the status of the victim.

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yes if they are an illegal immigrant they will be deported back to where they came

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The citizen spouse has no recourse to the action as US immigration laws no longer allow a citizen spouse to apply for residency for an illegal immigrant spouse. The Mexican national will have to leave the US and file under the required USCIS regulations for reentry.

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Since marriage to a US citizen confers US citizenship upon the spouse, it is not clear how your spouse is an illegal immigrant unless you are also an illegal immigrant (not that you actually said that either of you are living in the US, but that seems to be the most likely interpretation). I also don't know why you are abandoning your spouse instead of getting a divorce. Nothing will necessarily happen; it depends upon what action the abandoned spouse may choose to take. If you are sued, then there could be various consequences depending upon the outcome of the suit.

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The same as those of the wife of a legal immigrant, you get half of whatever he has. You may get more if he doesn't understand English


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