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If you marry an illegal alien is the marriage legally recognized in the US?

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2005-11-22 13:55:17
2005-11-22 13:55:17

That isn't the issue. While any marriage will be "recognized", that doesn't mean that someone who broke our laws to get into the country will be able to remain here. The two issues are separate. A U.S. citizen can marry an illegal alien and the marriage if done accordingly to the laws of the state in which it occurs will be legal. However, marrying a citizen does not confer permanent residence status or citizenship nor does it guarantee the person will not face deportation action. The United States Citizenship and Immigrantion Services website provides more specific information. http://www.uscis.gov

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