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If they're in the country legally, they should apply for US citizenship.

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Q: If a legal immigrant marries a citizen in the US what rights does the legal immigrant get?
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Rights for a immigrant who marries a US citizen?

A legal immigrant who marries a U.S. citizen can apply for a green card, so s/he can stay in the U.S., travel outside the U.S. and re-enter, and work in the U.S.


If a minor was raised in the US illegally can they become a legal immigrant through marriage when they reach the age of majority?

Yes. If the illegal immigrant marries a citizen, they can become a citizen from that.


If an illegal immigrant marries a woman who has legal status and they have a child will the father then have legal status?

No, marrying a US citizen or a permanent resident does not grant the illegal immigrant legal status regardless of whether there is a child involved or not.


What will happen if a legal immigrant marries a US citizen and divorces before filing for citizenship?

Answer 1:Nothing. He/she will still be a legal immigrant.Answer 2:The above is true, if the status of "legal immigrant" was not dependent on the marriage, or his sponsorship. The immigrant concerned should seek advice from an attorney trained in these matters, or an immigrant aid group.


Can a legal immigrant who marries a citizen become legal?

Yes, if a person is a legal and registered citizen of the specific country, state, province or continent etc. and is married to his/her partner that is otherwise; then yes, he/she can therefore be legible and almost positively receive citizenship.


Can an immigrant become a US citizen if married?

no,but the us citizen can help the immigrant become legal.


How does an immigrant marry a US citizen?

You don't have to be a citizen to marry someone as long as you are a legal immigrant..


Can an illegal immigrant become legal by marrying with an international student?

Check with the laws in your state before getting married, but in most states, anyone who marries a United States citizen can become a US citizen, and thus be legal.


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.


Can an illegal immigrant married to an us citizen with children that is their child together become legal?

Yes, but the illegal immigrant must seek a lawyer to help them become a citizen. The illegal may even have to return to their native country and await citzenship rights to the U.S. but just because an illegal marries a citizen does not give them a free pass. It may however, speed up the process.


If an illegal immigrant marries a US citizen can he or she get a driver license?

Not immediately. The legal husband/wife will first have to file a petition for the illegal immigrant to start the process of becoming a citizen. Once the illegal immigrant goes through the process and becomes a citizen, they can apply for a license. There are a few state exceptions that allow illegal immigrants to apply for a license.


If your boyfriend and you want to get married and he is not a legal citizen can you still get married?

It is legal in the United States for an illegal immigrant to marry a US citizen. Once the marriage is legal, the illegal immigrant becomes a legal immigrant and can stay in the US for the course of the marriage.

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