I worked illegally. Can I still get a green card through marriage to a US Citizen?
Working in the United States without immigration authorization is illegal. In some cases, foreign nationals enter the United States as tourists, students, or non-immigrant workers and then overstay their legal immigration status. When their visa status expires, they simply remain in the United States and continue to work without authorization. In some cases, the foreign national marries a US citizen. We discuss the process of going from a visa overstay and unauthorized work to a green card through marriage here.