Immigration Issues/marrige to an illegal immigrant
My daughter is getting married this week. She is a US Citizen but is getting married to a guy that came in illegally. She is pregnant and due in February. Can he apply to become a citizen if he is here illegally? Is there anything he can do to keep from getting deported now that he is here?
He must become a permanent resident first.
Your daughter will need to file an immediate relative petition on his behalf to start the process, provided he does NOT have a criminal record. With the paperwork, he will need to submit a change of status...I-485. he will likely be placed under proceedings (immigration hearing), however it will be postponed indefinately. If all goes well, he will be provided a conditional permanent resident card valid for two years. As long as the marriage holds up during this time frame, he shouldn't have a problem.
If he is involved in ANY type of domestic violence or criminal activity, he's gone....married to a US Citizen or not. Go to your local CIS office for assistance and applications.