Can my first cousin become a legal resident if he marries me?

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Can my first cousin become a legal resident if he marries me?

I am a US citizenbut my first cousin is an illegal immigrant who came to the US 5 years ago. We want to get married because we truly love each other, however, our family does not know of our relationship. We want to know if it is possible for him to attain legal residency in the US and how to go about doing this?

Asked on February 22, 2012 under Immigration Law, Connecticut

Answers:

Harun Kazmi / Kazmi and Sakata Attorneys at Law

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

This kind of filing can get complicated. However, if marriage between first cousins is lawful in your U.S. State of Residency, then you can file for his immigration.


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