Suffolk, VA asked in Immigration Law for Virginia

Q: Can my daughter marry a young man who is here under daca and has been for 15 years?

My daughter has been dating a young man who is a daca participant. He’s from Guatemala. He has no criminal record. He graduated from high school and is now 20 I’m concerned about their future is there a path to citizenship? Would they be safe to marry?

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Deron Edward Smallcomb
Deron Edward Smallcomb
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  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • San Diego, CA

A: Your daughter is free to marry anyone she chooses. The question is, what benefits are available to her fiance once married? This situation should be discussed, in detail, with an experienced immigration attorney.

Adan Vega
Adan Vega
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  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Houston, TX

A: Depending on the age of your daughter and the jurisdiction where she intends to enter into a marital relationship , she may be able to marry.

Your daughter should check the local laws for additional guidance.

In regards to her future spouse, an adjustment of status may be possible IF he entered the U.S. lawfully and your daughter is a U.S. citizen.

A visit with an experienced immigration attorney is highly recommended.

Hector E. Quiroga
Hector E. Quiroga
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  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Las Vegas, NV

A: They can marry. You don’t say what your daughter’s status is, but if she is a citizen or permanent resident of the United States, that can open a pathway for him to get the young man residence and ultimately citizenship.

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