Your passport is a government issued identification that the airlines will accept. However, it is not a guarantee that you will not be subject to detention by immigration. If you are eligible to apply for residency, maybe you should file first. Consult with an experienced immigration attorney.
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Travel while out of status COULD (but not always) result in detention by CBP at the airport. I would get your application in the pipeline first. You do not give enough information to determine whether you can even apply affirmatively for residency. A lawyer can review the case for you to be sure. If you do NOT qualify to apply, you could be deported, even though you are married to a U.S. Citizen. Good luck!
J Charles Ferrari
Eng & Nishimura
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