Q: A citizenship question. My husband of 10 years is from another country and is here illegally. We have a 5 yr. old.
At the time of our marriage it was unknown to me that he was not a citzen. He "obtained" a social security card before we met. He has a state i.d. but no license. 1. Is our marriage legal? 2. If he goes to try and clean this up and make his citizenship fully legal, what are the likely ramifications of the illegally acquired ss# and the fact that he is not a legal citizen?
A: First off, it can be fixed depending on the circumstances. Did he enter the country legally? By legally, I mean with a foreign passport and a visa issued by a US consulate overseas. If that's a yes, then his overstay can be cured by filing a spousal petition to acquire a green card provided you are a US citizen. Are you a US citizen? If yes, then barring any other grounds of inadmissibility, I see a pathway for him to obtain lawful perm residence. Discuss with counsel about the unique facts of your case. Counsel located anywhere in the USA can assist you.
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