Asked in Immigration Law for Alabama

Q: I live in alabama. My fiance is an undocumented immigrant. Would it be a good idea to get legally married ?

He has a valid passport and ID. I'm scared that in alabama, ICE will be involved quickly. And that our marriage wouldn't be classified as "legal."

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Agnes Jury
Agnes Jury
Answered
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Traverse City, MI

A: This is not a simple question to answer. You should do a full consultation with an immigration attorney to understand the risks and benefits of your marriage. Best wishes!

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Kyndra L Mulder
Kyndra L Mulder
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  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Jacksonville, FL

A: Your marriage will be legal unless one of you is already married to someone else or under age.

Your husband may be eligible for a waiver of his unlawful presence and a green card. I suggest you contact an experienced immigration attorney to discuss the possibilities.

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Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black
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  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Orlando, FL

A: If you are a US citizen, and your fiancé entered the country legally, then you should sponsor him now for a green card so that he will be legalized upon a successful conclusion of your marriage interview which takes approximately one year after you file the case.

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Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko
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  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Wheeling, IL

A: It would be "not a good idea", it would be the best idea under the circumstances to marry an undocumented foreign national so you may proceed to legalize your spouse immediately with a concurrent I-130, I-485 package.

Also, it is truly beneficial that your undocumented (illegal in vernacular) alien fiancee is not in removal proceedings, thus, making it a perfectly appropriate and relatively efficient legal method to seek adjustment of status to LPR.

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