my aunt lives in america but isn't a real us citizen. is this illegal?

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  • 2 months ago

    if she has a visa then yes if not then no

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  • 2 months ago

    Not necessarily; you can live legally in the US on a suitable visa or with a green card.

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  • 2 months ago

    Is she present in US on a currently valid visa or legal status? E.g. student, employment - although if her school closed or she lost her job, she had to return home as her visa was no longer valid. She legally immigrated & holds legal permanent residency - green card?

    If she has some legal status which currently allows her to stay in US, she's legally present.

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  • Foofa
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    2 months ago

    Plenty of people live in the US as green card holders or on valid visas of various kinds. They are in the country legally.

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  • Lisa A
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Not illegal at all. There is absolutely no requirement that anyone physically present in the US is a US citizen.

    There are many laws, policies, and different visas however. It is illegal to enter without inspection, or to violate the terms of your visa.

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  • 2 months ago

    It isn't if she is a legal resident alien with a green card.

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  • 2 months ago

    Millions of people live in the US as Permanent Legal Residents but are not US citizens.

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  • 2 months ago

    that would depend on her legal status 

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  • 2 months ago

    If you aunt is on a valid and current Visa, or is a Legal Alien, no. 

    If she came here illegally, or legally and overstayed the terms and conditions of her stay, yes. 

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    not if she has a green card

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