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Is it illegal to marry a US citizen for the purpose of getting a green card?

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Entereing into a fraudulent marriage of convenience to obtain permanent residence status and/or citizenship is a federal felony offense. If convicted both parties are subject to a maximum sentence of 5 years in a federal facility and a $200,000 fine. After serving the imposed sentence the foreign national will be deported and permanently barred from reentering the US. If the citizen spouse is also convicted he or she will have a permanent record of a federal felony after serving the imposed sentence. Marriage to a US citizen no longer guarantees permanent residency or citizenship to a foreign national who is unlawfully present within the US.

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