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Not necessarily.If the immigrant in question was inspected upon entry (meaning they originally entered legally and overstayed a visa) and do not have any criminal convictions either in the United States or abroad then their marriage to a US citizen can permit them to become Permanent Residents (and eventually naturalize if they so choose).

The marriage must be genuine and not for convenience and sufficient proof of the marriage's genuineness must be provided to USCIS when the US Citizen Petitioner submits the application.

In situations like this it is always recommended that you retain a reputable Immigration Lawyer to assist you with the application process to ensure that the supporting documentation and applications are properly prepared and compiled.

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Q: How does an illegal immigrant that marries a US citizen become legal?
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