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Same-Sex Marriage Adjustment of Status to Green Card

The following article is an excerpt from a question and answer meeting between United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). The questions (Q) are asked by AILA and the answers (A) are provided by USCIS. Q: Please confirm that all USCIS Field Offices have now been trained on same-sex […]

Same-Sex Marriage Adjustment of Status Questions

The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) recently held a liaison meeting with United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). JCS Immigration and Visa, a Los Angeles immigration lawyers office, has obtained these questions and answers and provided them below. Q: Please confirm that all USCIS local field offices are adjudicating same-sex marriage cases and not holding […]

Changing Venue in LGBT Immigrant Visa Cases

JCS Immigration and Visa has been following changes in immigration procedures and law since the Supreme Court’s decision in Windsor V. U.S., struck down key provisions of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). Our Los Angeles immigration attorneys have been working to establish a procedure for changing the venue for immigrant visa processing in cases […]

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Updated FAQs on Same-Sex Marriage and Visas from the Department of State

Q: How does the Supreme Court’s Windsor v. United States decision impact immigration law? A: The Supreme Court has found section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unconstitutional. Effective immediately, U.S. embassies and consulates will adjudicate visa applications that are based on a same-sex marriage in the same way that we adjudicate applications for […]

Post-DOMA, Same-Sex Couples Gain Immigration Benefits

After last week’s decision by the Supreme Court that the Defense of Marriage Act was unconstitutional, U.S. Citizens can now sponsor their same-sex spouses for federal immigration benefits including obtaining Lawful Permanent Residence or a “Green Card”. In a statement on the DOMA decision Wednesday, Department of Homeland Security Secretary, Janet Napolitano said that the […]