Is it illegal to marry an immigrant for citizenship?

Is it illegal to marry an immigrant for citizenship?

If you are an undocumented immigrant in the United States (sometimes referred to as an "illegal alien"), nothing stops you from marrying a U.S. citizen, or most anyone else you wish to marry. U.S. citizens marry illegal immigrants on a regular basis.

What makes someone a legal immigrant?

The most common way, used by individuals who hold an immigrant visa, is to obtain legal permanent resident status by residing in the country for a period of five years. It is possible to become a permanent legal resident and later, a naturalized citizen through marriage to a United States citizen.

What is an illegal immigrant?

Illegal immigration refers to the migration of people into a country in violation of the immigration laws of that country, or the continued residence of people without the legal right to live in that country. Illegal immigration tends to be financially upward, from poorer to richer countries.

How can an illegal child become legal?

DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) is a program that gives undocumented individuals the ability to be legally present in the United states, giving them a SSN and a work permit.