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What problems will an illegal alien face when he marries a citizen here if he came here on a valid tourist visa and overstayed over a year?

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2011-04-11 23:22:03
2011-04-11 23:22:03

Overstaying a visa- no matter what classification- is grounds for deportation. If he is in hiding, you had better keep him there. Marriage would make no difference.

AnswerIf the illegal alien can into the U.S. on a valid tourist visa even it is currently expired would be able to adjust status when he married a U.S. citizen. He would have to be careful about leaving the U.S. until he received his greencard because he could incur a 10 year ban for having overstayed.
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A person will not automatically become a US citizen as soon as soon as an illegal alien marries a citizen. The illegal alien will have to file for a VISA with the INS.



only if the person marries a US citizen




when a illegal immigrant marries a u.s. citizen he or she becomes a u.s. citizen and does not have to return to his or her country I don't think that it's entirely true. If you don't have any papers, then you can not become a US citizen UNLESS you have a visa or greencard.



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 the alien entered illegally and did not have an I-601 approved, then the alien will always be subject to deportation


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.


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.


No Marrage, or even having an American child makes no difference. This is a common assumption by americans- they think that if an illegal marries a citizen it gives them the right to be here, The truth is that it makes no difference whatsoever


No if the marriage is only for becoming legal. The person who marries an illegal to make them legal is breaking federal laws, can be arrested, and serve prison time. The illegal will be deported.


Nope, both need to learn new words in English and both to drive on the wrong side of the road for each other?


No, they do not become a citizen by virtue of marriage.


Yes you can but you need to do it soon, you will need to answer lots of questions for how and why you entered the country illegally but they should let you in the country


No rights gained, save for the ability to legalize your residency status if the immigrant entered the country LEGALLY.


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.


The resident would need to wait until becoming a US citizen until filing for residency for the illegal alien spouse.


He can be arrested as he is a illegal immigrant and he has got married before waiting for a year aftr getting divorced.


if u married an illegal alien u dont have a status so to speak, but u need to get him a green card, or he will get deported and whoever is married to him will have 15 yrs to life in jail for housing illegal aliens


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.


I believe the spousal support decision by the court in the divorce decree would take precedence here .


Marriage is a wonderful event. Yes, if a female US citizen legally marries a non US citizen in the state of Michigan, they are indeed legally married.


No................. The only way they can become a US citizen would be to go back to their home country and then apply for a fiance visa, and then you have to go through all kinds of forms to make it happen. It is pretty well cut and dried here, once an illegal, always an illegal, unless you go through the proper channels. Go to USCIS.gov



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