If a US citizen marries a non US citizen for money to establish residency what kind of penalties are waiting for the US citizen if caught?
Jail for the citizen, deportation for the illegal alien.
Yes. When a non-citizen marries a U.S. citizen, s/he can then apply for US permanent residency. It is important to note that you cannot marry someone solely to obtain a green card as that is considered fraud (though, for the most part, it is the government's burden to show fraud, not your burden to show it isn't). A Canadian citizen married to a US citizen should have a simple time getting the required permanent residency…
Is there a penalty for marrying a person in one state while still married to someone else in another state?
If a person enters the country illegally with the intention of receiving asylum but is denied then marries a US citizen what will happen when applying for the residency through marriage?
If a US citizen marries a visiting UK citizen in the US would the UK citizen become a US citizen and what would he have to do to become one?
No, the UK citizen would not become a US citizen. First the UK citizen would have to apply through INS for a work permit and perminent residency. The work permit will be issued within month (probably), but perminent residency could take 18 months or more; during which time the applicant would be expected to remain and work in the US (short overseas visits sometimes permitted). Once perminent residency has been established a 'green card' will…
Will the person with working visa stays in the u.s. for good if he marries an immigrant in the u.s.?
If a US citizen marries an illegal can they become a citizen or a legal resident even though they have a criminal record?
What will happen if an alien with a waver visa marries a permanent resident in USA and then stays as an illegal?
If a United States Citizen marries in the United States in January 2009 to an immigrant from the Philippines is she now considered to be a United States Citizen?
No, she is not. She will be allowed to remain in the US with her spouse and children, but she will have to apply for citizenship separate from her marriage. The US citizen REMAINS a US citizen. The immigrant remains an immigrant and must follow the legal path to resident immigrant status, and from there to citizenship. Marriage is not a free pass to residency or citizenship.