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Although there are not laws prohibiting a foreign national who is unlawfully present in the U.S. from marrying a U.S. citizen such an act does not change the non-citizen's illegal status. The citizen spouse cannot apply for permanent residency for the foreign national spouse, this means the non-citizen spouse is required to leave the U.S. and then apply for reentry on the basis of the marriage and according to USCIS regulations. INA Section 212(a)(6)(A), USC 1182 (a)(6)(A). United States Citizenship and Immigration Services,

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Is a marriage to an illegal alien valid if they only reason for the marriage by the illegal alien was to become a citizen?

it is illegal

If an illegal alien comes to the US when there 13 do they become a legal alien?

There is not any way for an illegal alien to become legal except through application to the government. Age and time in the country are not an automatic way to become legal.

Is the marriage between an illegal alien and a US citizen legal?

Yes, it is a legal marriage, however, it does not mean the illegal alien won't be deported back to their country.

Can a felon resident alien become a citizen through marriage to a another u.s citizen?


Is it illegal for a legal permanent resident to marry an illegal alien just so they can get papers and become legal themselves?

In the UK and Ireland a 'marriage of convenience' as this would be called is illegal.

If you marry an illegal alien will they become a US citizen?

A person will not automatically become a US citizen as soon as soon as an illegal alien marries a citizen. The illegal alien will have to file for a VISA with the INS.

Is marriage legal between both illegal alien?

Marriage is recognized by the US , but they must report it when they get home. It does not affect their alien status.

What states allow marriage to an illegal alien without deporting them?

The United States deport illegal aliens. You could not reveal that he/she is an illegal alien and use a different identity

How can an illegal alien become the green card?

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If a illegal alien marries a us citizen is it a legal marriage in the US?


Could someone sponsor an illegal alien without marriage?

if they had sex with it

How can an illegal alien become a legal resident in the US?

Find a lawyer and file papers through the Naturalization Department.

Can a gay man marry an illegal alien?

Yes. There is no citizenship requirement or screening for marriage in the United States. If you are a gay man, you can marry a male illegal alien in any state where same-sex marriage is legal.

Can a legal permanent resident marry an illegal alien?

Generally, there is no citizenship requirement for marriage in the United States. The illegal alien must present identification that is satisfactory to the clerk issuing the marriage license, but that can be a foreign passport.

Can an illegal alien become a citizen if they have a son in the army?


In the state of NY is marring an illegal alien so they can become a residence a crime?

Any marriage strictly for this purpose violates a federal law. If this is suspect, the alien may be removed from the country, pending investigation. See: "Immigration Marriage Fraud Amendments of 1986"

Can illegal alien marry American citizen to become an American citizen?

The simple answer is, NO, at least not right away. An illegal alien gains very little from marriage to a permanent resident. You cannot adjust status to permanent resident inside the U.S. You would have to leave the country to apply for an immigrant visa based upon the marriage.

If your girlfriend is an illegal alien how can she become legal without us getting married?

Go through the process everyone else does?

How can an illegal alien get an ID?

you need to become a us resident. its bad to be an illegal imigrant

Your friend is an illegal alien and married under a fake name is that marriage legal?


How can you help your friend who is an illegal alien become legal?

>>>>>Marry him / her!!!

Can an illegal alien become a legal US citizen?


Can illegal alien become a child's guardian?

An illegal alien cannot become a child's guardian. A guardian is someone who is legally allowed to look after a child and lives in a particular country legally.

How can an illegal alien become a us citizen if they have been deported and have a felony in the u.s.?

Unfortunately, an illegal alien can not become an US citizen if they have been deported before. If they have a felony, they can't become a US citizen either.

Does an illegal alien from hondura become a legal resident by marrying a US citizen?

If there was illegal entry, then no, marriage doesnt make you a legal resident. You would need to file a 130 petition along with a I-601 waiver at the U.S. embassy/consulate in HONDURAS, and you would be required to appear there. If you had legal entry, then it would be possible to get legal residency through marriage to a citizen.