I wish to marry my new girlfriend she is illegal from Mexico she is a very dear girl when I marry her?
Question: Is her Mexico Driver License all we need to have for our marriage in La Vegas ? She has a daughter who is an American citizen if this helps ? Will her daughter and I both citizens, help my soon to be wife become citizen quicker ?
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It is up to the county clerk of Las Vegas to accept identification or not. As far as citizenship, having an American husband and child is no help. My nephew married an illegal, had three American kids, and nine years later they are still trying to get the wife a green card. She is a registered nurse, works for charity groups, and has dozens of people willing to sponsor and endorse her, but still no green card. Without a green card and five years in the U.S., no citizenship. Another friend married an illegal, had a kid, and after five years cannot get an interview for a green card. Both girls are up for possible deportation at the whim of the INS.
You can certainly marry her but unless the laws change, she won't be able to legalize in the US even after you marry. You would have to file an I-130 immigrant petition for her and once it's been processed and approved, she'd have to go back for an immigrant visa interview in Cuidad Juarez, where all immigrant visas are done in Mexico. Since she's been living illegally in the US, she'll be turned down initially but she would be able to apply for a waiver through USCIS, which conveniently has an office there as well. However, it costs an additional $545 to apply and adds up to six months to the processing time. during that period, she'd have to stay in Mexico. If the waiver was granted, she'd be able to return legally and get a green card, and if her illegal stay is her only problem, chances are pretty good that she'd get it. however,it's not guaranteed either. So, it can be done, but it will take a lot of time and effort on your part, and probably a fair amount of money as well.
Did she crossed the border illegally? Or entered on a valid visa and overstayed? That's important. If she entered legally and overstayed - she could get legalized after you marry her. If she entered illegally, and she wants a legal status - she will have to go back to Mexico - get a 10 years ban from the US and then ask for a waiver because her HUSBAND is a US citizen and she'll need to give them a great reason that she can't just live in Mexico with him and it's very difficult and the better the lawyer - the greater your chances are. If she will give birth your your child and then she moves back to Mexico and ask for a waiver - it may be granted because she could say that her US citizen baby and her US citizen husband need her in the US. If she came legally , no need for a waiver and lawyers - marry her and she'll apply for an adjustment of status using her I-94 form that she got when entering the US (if she lost it, she can get a replacement for a few hundreds). When she adjust her status she also need to apply to the SSA for a SSN, it would take 3 months until she can work. This is if she came legally, if not - get a good immigration lawyer and it could all cost your up to $10,000 and no guarantee that she'll get a visa to come to the US.
Two issues- marriage and immigration. If she has some ID (passport, driver's license) she can marry because that's a state issue, not a federal one. That'll be the least of your troubles. Her immigration status is another matter. You said her mother is a US citizen who had a child in Mexico; the child "got claimed" as a citizen of Mexico. As noted, if the mother was a citizen of the US at the time, there's a good chance your girlfriend is also a US citizen *but the mother needs to have met the residency requirements* at the time. The mother should have applied for a Consular Report of Birth Abroad, but probably didn't, right? Your girlfriend will need to prove (with documents that she can place in front of a government officer) some facts: 1) The mother was a US citizen at the time of birth. 2) The mother met the right residency requirements to transmit citizenship. 3) The mother is the biological mother. (Not adopted, no informal "family" event.) The whole thing isn't rocket science, but is unusual enough that she could get denied for insufficient evidence. The easiest part will be her Mexican birth certificate, which will have her name and her mother on it. (If her father was a US citizen, that'll help because the citizenship(s) will be listed.) She'll be asked how she crossed the border, even as a small child. Her old Mexican passport will be very useful. Likely her mother will have to make a statement regarding the choice to enter the US on a Mexican passport. "That's what they told me" makes sense to me, but is a bit hard to demonstrate, unless she can recall who the "they" were and "they" confirm the story. But connecting the dots between the US citizen mother and the Mexican-born child will be the most important elements. Summary: Marriage is simple enough. Citizenship and Immigration will be more difficult. ... Good luck!!
Unless you do things the LEGAL way she will NEVER become LEGAL. Send her to Mexico. Apply for a visa for her to come over as your Fiancee. Marry her. Apply to adjust her status within the time constraints required by Immigration Services. You need to plan this out and do your homework before she ever comes back to the United States. Otherwise... She gets a DUI or Failure to Appear or any minor infraction or major infraction of the law that causes someone from Immigration to run criminal and immigration checks on her and she WILL be picked up by immigration. It doesn't matter if she is married to a US Citizen. If she is not "in status" she is REMOVABLE.
Well, this is cheesy but you could rent a billboard that you know she drives past on her way to work or something, and put on it : (her name), Will you marry me? Love, (yourname) or do one of those things where the airplane trails a banner saying something have it say I LOVE YOU or something. or you could make a photoalbum with all of your favorite moments and write detailed descriptions, and then at the end take a picture of you holding a sign saying will you marry me? (that would be sooooooooooo sweet! :] ) or you could make a list of reasons why you love her and post it somewhere where other people can see it so she knows youre not embarressed to love her. haha all my ideas are kinda crazy. hope i helped.
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