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Old 09-23-2009, 10:22 AM
 
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does anyone know the difficulties of getting married in colorado if it is between a us citizen and and illegal immigrant from guatemala
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Old 09-23-2009, 01:38 PM
 
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Without the proper papers how could an illegal even get married here? And the feds may and probably will have a lot of questions for the American getting married to an illegal..
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Old 09-23-2009, 02:02 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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If you decide to get married, and your friend was admitted and inspected when they entered the U.S., they can apply for Adjustment of Status, and get a Green Card. However, if they entered without inspection, they cannot adjust his status. The only exception that exists is that if a 1) Employment-based Petition; 2) Labor Certification; or 3) Relative Petition was filed on their behalf.

What do you do if they cannot adjust? You may marry, but then they'll have to go home and file a waiver to come back (due to unlawful presence - 3/10 year bar).

In order to advise on SSN, one should know their exact immigration history and status. In general, one should have a legal status to apply for a SSN. Why? Because they can still be deported and if deported not allowed back in legally for a long period of time.


Bottom line, you need to speak with an Immigration Attorney as States differ.
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Old 09-26-2009, 10:02 AM
 
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does anyone know the difficulties of getting married in colorado if it is between a us citizen and and illegal immigrant from guatemala
Easy but going for a green card marriage doesn't work out all the problems. If the citizen truly loves the illegal, he or she would not be real opposed to living a while in the other country. When the "love" can only happen in the USA, then it's an obvious green card scam.
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Old 09-26-2009, 10:05 AM
 
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If that illegal is under deportation orders and believes a quickie marriage will solve everything, which many do, it's not all that easy any more.

If the illegal has no criminal record, has never been deported and has not been found to be illegally in this country, then it's simple. They go home and the fiancee applies the right and legal way. Other people follow the law and just because someone has chosen to break the laws does not and should not give them a pass.
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Old 09-27-2009, 05:26 PM
 
Location: North Texas
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Marrying a U.S. citizen is not a free pass to stay here. Spouses of U.S. citizens are routinely denied visas and are deported for violating immigration law.
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Old 10-03-2009, 08:13 PM
 
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does anyone know the difficulties of getting married in colorado if it is between a us citizen and and illegal immigrant from guatemala

I'm not sure if your asking if you can marry an "illegal immigrant" or if you can help them become legal through marriage.
If you're asking if a US citizen can get married to an "illegal immigrant" in the state of Colorado, the answer is absolutely, as long as both persons meet all other requirements (of legal age, not already married). In Colorado you do not have to be a citizen of the state to get married there.
Both persons would need Identification (Drivers License, Passport, Visa, Birth Certificate, Military ID, or state issued ID Card). If either party does not have a social security number, they must sign an affidavit when applying for the license.
There is no law against marrying someone who is here illegally. Questioning someone's immigration status on a marriage license application is discrimination and is a crime.
Now, if you are asking if you can help an "illegal immigrant" gain legal status through marriage, that's impossible to answer without more information.
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Old 12-11-2009, 02:44 PM
 
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I just wanted to know where could i gt married because someone told me that i couldn't get married in denver that it had to be in littleton. I don't know why, and I had to translate his birth certificate to English. I just don't know where I could do that
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Old 12-11-2009, 02:50 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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Marrying a U.S. citizen is not a free pass to stay here. Spouses of U.S. citizens are routinely denied visas and are deported for violating immigration law.
YEP, no shield from deportation.
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Old 12-11-2009, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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I just wanted to know where could i gt married because someone told me that i couldn't get married in denver that it had to be in littleton. I don't know why, and I had to translate his birth certificate to English. I just don't know where I could do that
There are alot of translation services you can use that'll translate a birth certificate for somewhere around $40-100.

If you have money to throw down, finding an immigration attorney is a really smart idea. I wouldn't get married until you find out what is the best way to to get the documents in order, because it may make more sense to get a fiance visa first and once that is procured, get married and then apply for permanent residency. That process takes about a year, which may be quicker.
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