It's not advisable to try and trick the US (or any) government. It's a very long, drawn out process to get someone into the US as more than just a tourist, and there are consequences for trying to cheat the government. Not a good idea.
Report her to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
In he USA the answer is yes but you will have to apply for a green card.
They will be just married to the card holder; that will not help the illegal in any way, and could have a bearing on whether the card holder can get citizenship (assisting a person they know to be committing a crime, for example).
First, When the INS catches the illegal alien, they WILL be deported. After paying a $1,000 fine, and waiting 3 to 5 years, the alien may then apply for a marriage visa, a green card, and citizenship in the US at the Embassy in his native Country. If the US Embassy determines that the alien had made illegal entry into the US "for the sole purpose of marrying to obtain citizenship" the applications will be refused. Also note that in the US most states now require proof of citizenship when applying for a marriage license.
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Being married would not change the fact she is an illegal alien. She could still be sent back to her country of origin.
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
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Yes, but only if you apply for a green card.
an alein cant get a green card they are already green silly!!!
First you have to get married and get legal. The best and most recommended way is for the U.S. citizen to file for a fiance(e) visa for the immigrant first. If you go directly to the USCIS, tell them that your fiance(e) is still in his/her home country and not already in the U.S. illegally. Then when he/she enters with his/her fiance(e) visa, you, the U.S. citizen have 90 days to get married. After getting married the now immigrant husband/wife can file for Permanent Resident Alien Status ("green card"). After about 3 to five years after that he/she can apply for U.S. citizenship if he/she wishes.
I don't know for sure, but I think that it's harder and takes longer than if he/she married an actual US citizen.
No, and you are in trouble as well as soon as the officials find out. ANY assistance to an illegal person faces penalties.
Get on a very long waiting list to get your green card. You wouldn't be an alien if you were legal
There is no risk for deportation based on your illegal status. However, you are STILL at RISK of deportation if you commit a serious crime or crime of moral turpitude while you are a green card holder. You would be deported after serving any prison time.
Yes. The way it works is, you have to get married and stay married until the proccesse is competed. The proccess is completed when the INS gives you your green card for about ten years and then you apply for a citizenship after you got your green card.
No, because an illegal alien would first need to become a green card holder and a criminal record will prevent him from getting a green card (or if he already has one- it would be cancelled). If he is in the strange situation where he has a felony record but has NOT been deported (there are cases like that) then filing a citizenship application will trigger a new background check and not only would the person be denied- but would become a priority for ICE to capture and deport. A felony record would also prevent an illegal alien from asking for cancellation of removal.
No. It is illegal for an alien without legal status to be physically present in the United States. Although there is an old federal law the makes it a crime to aid and abet an illegal alien that is already present in the US, reportedly, no one has ever been prosecuted under that law. Recently, some US states have passed laws making it a crime to house or transport an illegal alien, whatever risk there is in doing these acts is not affected by whether you are married to the person or not. Perhaps the biggest risk related to this situation would be attempting to bring your spouse across the border into the United States without a visa. This is the most criminal liability you could be exposed to as the spouse of an illegal alien. Other than that, there is no residency or citizenship requirement for marriage in the United States and, generally, American citizens are free to marry whomever they please and to remain married to them. The most notable exception is marriage to someone of the same sex, which currently cannot be used as the basis for a green card application.
Please answer in what states can a us citizen marry an illegal alien to get the green card
Get full citizenship or get married and live in another country!
If you went through the proper red tape then you should be an American Citizen or Canadian Citizen. If you didn't you are still considered an illegal alien. It isn't too late. Do that paperwork! Good luck Merry Christmas Marcy
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