Atlanta, GA asked in Immigration Law for Georgia

Q: Can an alien marry a person with a felony and it not cause issues for his citizenship??

My boyfriend is a alien. He's been in America for 2 years. We are wanting to get married soon but we are concerned because I have a criminal background and I don't want to set him up for failure when we are wanting him to become a US citizen. I have a felony and a recent misdemeanor charge. If we married would that affect his chance at citizenship?

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Carl Shusterman
Carl Shusterman
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Los Angeles, CA

A: Your background will affect your boyfriend's ability to naturalize once you marry him. He must demonstrate that he, not you, is a person of "good moral character". Please see

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