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How can an illegal immigrant obtain legal status if they have a child and have been married for three years to a US resident?

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02/03/2007

They can't. A foreign national who is unlawfully present within the US is subject to deportation regardless of their marital or parental status. The person will usually be allowed an appeal when he or she is taken into custody if there are not issues relating to a criminal offense.