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Answered 2006-12-12 04:34:53

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.

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What can you do if you married an illegal alien for love but found out after two months of marriage that he only married you for a green card?

Report her to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)

Can an illegal alien get divorced and remarried for citizenship?

In he USA the answer is yes but you will have to apply for a green card.

Can an illegal alien get married to a green card holder and get a status?

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).

If one is a green card holder and marries an illegal alien does this make it harder for the green card holder to later apply for US citizenship?

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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.

Can a us resident get married with an illegal alien and can she gets the green card?

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If an immigrant has an expired green card and marries a US citizen does it help her to get citizenship faster?

Being married would not change the fact she is an illegal alien. She could still be sent back to her country of origin.

If a citizen marries an illegal alien what is their status?

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

What type of visa does an illegal alien have to have in order to legally work in the US if they are married to an alien with a green card?

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If you are a us citizen and you are married to an illegal alien from Mexico can he become legal?

Yes, but only if you apply for a green card.

How can an illegal alien become the green card?

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How does an illegal alien that has been in America for 12 years with 3 kids and is married to a green card holder get their own green card quickly?

an alein cant get a green card they are already green silly!!!

What are the steps a US citizen and an illegal alien should take in order to get married for the alien to obtain citizenship?

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.

How long will it take for an illegal alien to get their green card if they marry a legal alien?

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I'm married to an illegal alien from El Slavador and have children together. Can he get a green card?

No, and you are in trouble as well as soon as the officials find out. ANY assistance to an illegal person faces penalties.

How do you change you illegal alien status to legal alien?

Get on a very long waiting list to get your green card. You wouldn't be an alien if you were legal

Is an illegal alien who entered the US legally and married to a us citizen at risk for deportation after filing paperwork for citizenship?

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Do you have to stay married to get your citizenship?

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Can a illegal immigrant file for citizenship after commeting any felonies?

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Is it illegal to be married to a illegal alien?

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In what states can a us citizen marry an illgal alien so he can get the green card?

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Can you get married if aka green card has expired?

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What happens if an illegal alien gets married to a green card holder?

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If an illegal alien who has an expired tourist visa gets married to a Green Card holder will it still allow the illegal alien to apply for residency?

Yes. This question has been answered several times here. Please see related questions below for more information.

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