Marriage generally rises to the level of a right. What papers? a will? a power of attorney? Be careful; right now with FBar and FATCA, the aspects of a relationship with a foreigner/immigrant (legal or not) could cause extreme problems.
See a tax attorney without delay.
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The criminal record of a U.S. citizen has nothing to do with whether they can marry an immigrant and give them papers. You need to consult an immigration attorney.
Seth Weinstein, Esq.
Practicing throughout Southern California
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