Feldman Feldman & Associates, PC | Lynne Feldman
These are complicated cases and an immigration attorney would need to review your immigration history as well as your options for a status in the U.S. In most cases you will need a sponsor to pursue permanent residency. Unfortunately with the last amnesty expiring on April 30, 2001 there are millions of people who currently have no option to legalize their status especially if they have no petitioner/sponsor.
Answer Applies to: California
Law Office of Immigration & International Trade Law | Linda Liang
It depends on how you get into the country. If you crossed the border, there is no fix. If you overstayed your visa, marrying a US citizen will grant you a green card. However, your relationship must be genuine and not for the purpose to evade immigration law. Otherwise, your case will be denied and your spouse will likely be charge with felony.
Answer Applies to: Florida