the immigrant can apply for citizenship, but will have to have to go back to there country and apply for re-entry, this takes many, many years in which the immigrant will be away from their family that needs them, I am in this situation with my husband who is from Mexico, I am leaving next week to be with him ( i dont even speek spanish) so we can raise our son together. there is no garantee that he will ever be able to re-enter the US
Yes, but it's not nearly as easy as some people believe. You must be married for a minimum of four years, be subject to frequent scheduled and unsceduled check-ups from INS and file a great deal of paperwork. Yes you can, depending on the situation. If you are having leagal issues (committed some crime and are fighting deportation) you might not be able to. If you are getting married for conventional reasons, be aware that you will both be throughly questioned seperately about each other. They get both families and even friends involved as well and they can show up unannounced to check out your living arrangements (evidence of a shared bedroom etc.). There are also extremely harsh penalties for fraud marriages. Also, while you will be able to stay in the US, I think you have to be married 3 or more years for citizenship.
It is a long process. Please come to immigrate2us.net. There are a lot of nice people there who know a lot about it.
if you didnt know the illegal alien was there illegally, then none, and it is as simple as that. It would be the illegal alien that would be in trouble.
If the immigrant is a true illegal (i.e. entered the country illegally/without inspection) even a marriage to a US citizen wont prevent him from facing possible deportation. Moreover, an immigrant CANNOT apply for citizenship, they must first apply for legal residency
This almost sounds like a trick question; if you are a citizen you can't be in the US illegally, and if you're in the US illegally you could not be a citizen! That being said, if a person is residing in the US without a valid visa or residency permit, they would be classified as an illegal alien or the more politically correct term, "undocumented immigrant".
They're still an illegal immigrant. Mariiage alone does not grant US citizenship to an illegal alien. The formal process of citizenship must still be completed.
No rights gained, save for the ability to legalize your residency status if the immigrant entered the country LEGALLY.
Yes. A same-sex spouse can sponsor a foreigner for legal residency. The problem is, however, that if you entered the country illegally, you must pay the penalty for illegal entry into the United States. This is usually a 10-year exile in your country of origin. If you entered legally but overstayed your visa, then the process is much easier.
from the best of my knowledge, the best thing to do is to be a u s citizen and then try filing for your boyfriend
It's not illegal.
You can be deported from ANY country if you entered the country illegally.
No, a person who has entered the US illegally is free to leave, and will not be arrested, unless, of course, there are other crimes in addition to illegal entry to the country for which this person is sought by the police. For example, a person who enters illegally and commits murder while in the country is no longer free to leave at will.
You must file for his Residency with the INS. If you are a US citizen you can file for his residency. However, if he entered in an illegal manner and is at the present an illegal alien be sure he can aply for residency under some amnesty. An amnesty is a legal exemption to qualify immigrants that would otherwise not qualify for residency. I am an attorney in Puerto Rico. My practice is mainly focused on the southwestern area of the island. If you have any legal questions don't hesitate to contact me.Lcdo. Raul Rojasasesorialegalpr@gmail.comOr you can visit my web atwww. asesorialegalpr.com