Is this person considered an American citizen after the divorce?

Full Question:

If an illegal alien marries an American citizen and is never naturalized, is divorced by the American citizen, is this person considered an American citizen after the divorce?
08/30/2007   |   Category: Immigration   |   State: Maryland   |   #8306

Answer:

Generally, the application for naturalization through citizenship of a spouse must be made before the marriage is terminated by divorce.