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If you marry a Mexican is he still illegal?

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Heather Maxwell on August 16, 2019

The short answer is yes. You can even come to be "illegal" itself, as marrying someone with the sole purpose of circumventing the immigration laws is a federal crime. There is a method legal for a citizen to marry a non-citizen, but it requires that you follow a particular procedure. If you want to marry a non-citizen, you must contact the Department of Immigration for details on how to proceed; the exact steps depend on where you're getting married and what the current visa status of non-citizen. In any case, marrying someone does not automatically make them a citizen. Makes you eligible for the status of a conditional permanent resident, if you have been married for less than two years).


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