When determining whether a foreigner cannot become a legal permanent resident, CIS will look at cash assistance for income maintenance. This includes Supplemental Security Income (SSI), cash assistance from the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program and state or local cash assistance programs for income maintenance, often called “General Assistance” programs.
There is no magical formula that indicates to an Immigration Officer or an Immigration Judge that a marriage is valid. Each officer makes a determination from the responses to the questions posed at the interview and the “gut instinct” she has developed from experience and training.
Until recently, the death of a U.S. citizen spouse terminated the foreign spouse’s chance for becoming a legal permanent resident (LPR) based on that relationship if they were married for less than two years.
The laws for children who are born to married parents are different than the laws for children whose parents were not married when they were born.
The good news: there is no minimum amount of time, so you can theoretically apply to become a legal permanent resident (LPR) today. The bad news: there are reasons why you should wait.
The short answer is no. The longer answer is probably.
Foreign nationals can become legal permanent residents one year after asylum is granted.