Marriage and Immigration

One of the priorities of U.S. immigration laws is to bring families together. Provisions in the law ensure that people who are engaged can reside together in the United States. There is, however, some false information about marriage and immigration. A common misnomer is that if an individual were to marry a U.S. citizen that they would automatically become a U.S. citizen.


It is important to know that being married to a U.S. Citizen does not protect you from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention and, in fact, applying for a marriage based green card may lead an individual to be arrested.   It should be noted that immigration cases based on marriage can be complicated, however, knowing that everything you submit to immigration is significant, representation is more important than ever.  Educating oneself in the legal immigration process is key to finding the results you are looking for.