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Originally posted by centurion1211
No, it only works that way for children. It might make it easier for her to stay, though. Also, the guy never said he was legal, just that his wife wasn't.
Originally posted by Sunsetspawn
BZZZZZZZ! Wrong, try again.
I'm not sure what the law on paper says, but my best friend was once illegal. Then he got married and became legal. Then got divorced and stayed legal, then got married again and was still legal. And he may well be getting another divorce. He's enjoying the American dream of failed love all before his 28th birthday.
Each year, over 400,000 citizens of the United States marry foreign-born persons and petition for them to obtain permanent residence in the U.S. Spouses of U.S. citizens are considered "immediate relatives" under the immigration laws, and are exempt from all numerical quota limitations. In other words, marriage to a U.S. citizen is the fast lane to a green card.