How can an El Salvadorian female obtain legal status after marrying a US citizen and having two children born in North Carolina?
A foreign national who is in the US illegally is not eligible
for permanent residence status nor citizenship even if he or she is
allowed to marry a US citizen. The issue of having children born in
the US can sometimes play a bearing on the status of the illegal
immigrant, but there must be other extenuating circumstances. The
exceptions to the new immigration laws are if the person in
question qualifies as an refugee or asylee.