Marrying a Puerto Rican national is the same as marrying a US citizen.
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The Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) Section 308 provides for noncitizen national based on birth or parentage in unincorporated outlying possessions of the United States Nationals are not citizens of the United States but may apply for naturalization under a special provision covered under INA Section 325. Nationals who are not citizens cannot vote or hold elected office. Nationals may reside and work in the United States without restrictions. Nationals are also eligible to apply for citizenship if they take up residence in a State. Consult with an attorney.
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A Puerto Rican citizen is a citizen of the United States. Therefore as a United States citizen he can petition for his/her spouse provided that he/she can establish that the marriage was a bona fide one and that the non-USC spouse has entered the country legally and has proof of such legal entry. A final issue is that the USC/petitioning spouse will need to demonstrate that he/she can support the non USC spouse at 125% of the poverty level by filing an Affidavit of Support and supporting documents. I would seek out competent immigration counsel to file the proper documents --I-130, I-485, G-325A, I-765 and all supporting documents. Good luck!
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Yes. Speak with an immigration lawyer for more details.
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