Immigration Issues/marriage

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Question
19 yr old daughter wants to marry young man she met in high school who we found out is illegal.
what are they up against..should they wait until he becomes legal...time frame?
and
what are the risk/ramifications for her/us, should we report what happens if we do / don't

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Hi David,

Your daughter can marry and then sponsor her husband. However, her husband will be unable to adjust status in the U.S. to legal permanent resident under the current laws unless he initially entered the U.S. legally.

If he had initially entered the U.S. legally (such as on a visitor visa), there is no problem and he can adjust status after marriage to your daughter.

The key question to ask your daughter, therefore, is if her fiance entered the U.S. legally.

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Ajay K. Arora, Esq.
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I can answer your questions on employment and family-based U.S. Immigration Law. Expertise in various immigration categories includes the following: H-1B, L-1, O-1, PERM (labor certification), EB-1 to EB-3 I-140 employment-based immigrant petitions, family or fiance(e) or spousal sponsorship, visa extension or change of status, adjustment of status, naturalization (citizenship), etc.

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Ajay K. Arora attended Pennsylvania State University and the University of Wales at Swansea (United Kingdom), and earned his law degree at Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, in 1993. Mr. Arora has practiced Immigration Law since graduation and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association since 1995.

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American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) full member since 1995.

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Ajay K. Arora attended Pennsylvania State University and the University of Wales at Swansea (United Kingdom), and earned his law degree at Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, in 1993. Mr. Arora has practiced Immigration Law since graduation and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association since 1995.

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