Immigration issues were front and center in the 2016 presidential campaign. They've become increasingly divisive, with the rhetoric more heated than ever, under the Trump administration.
It used to be the case that if someone living in the U.S. who was born in another country married a U.S. citizen, he or she could remain here legally. That's why the government has always taken great pains to make sure that these marriages are legitimate and not just for a green card. Our readers who are old enough may remember the 1990 film "Green Card," which had an interesting twist on that premise.
While you want to avoid committing any crimes at any point in your life in the United States, it's particularly wise to do so when you're either visiting the country on a visa or are merely a permanent resident.