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You should have applied for Permanent Residency 7 years ago when you got married. I recommend you apply for Permanent Residency now and in 3 years you can apply for Citizenship.

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Q: How does a legal resident alien of the US for over 20 years go about becoming an American citizen after being married to his born US citizen wife of 7 years?
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