Tag Archives: Gay

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 […]

Customs and Border Protection to Recognize Same-Sex Couples

JCS Immigration and Visa Law Office, a Los Angeles Immigration lawyer’s office has been notified from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security of new changes to how U.S. Customs and Border Protection recognizes same-sex couples. The newly revised regulation broadens the definition of “family” to include long-term same-sex couples and domestic partners. Foster children, stepchildren, […]

Los Angeles Immigration Attorney Jack C. Sung To Speak at Same-Sex Immigration Legal Seminar with LACBA

July 7th at 7:00PM at the WeHo Library on San Vicente in West Hollywood, California, immigration attorney Jack C. Sung will speak on an immigration legal seminar hosted by the Los Angeles County Bar Association Legal Assistance Project. This is an open public discussion panel and everyone is encouraged to attend. Especially those who are […]

Guidance on Issuance of Form I-20s and DOMA Effect for Same-Sex Couples

The Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs has advised consulates that their officials may issue derivative F visas based on same-sex marriage if the marriage is recognized in the place of celebration. That is, if the country where the couple married recognizes same-sex marriage as legal, then the U.S. Government will recognize the union […]

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Defense of Marriage Act Dead!

Historic victories have been made today in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s overturn of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and rejecting the California marriage ban Proposition 8, allowing same-sex couples to resume marriage in the State of California. With the repeal of DOMA, this means that same-sex couples who marry in states […]

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Obama to announce his immigration reform plan!

The Obama administration has developed its own proposals for immigration reform that are more liberal than a separate bipartisan effort in the Senate, including a quicker path to citizenship for illegal immigrants, people with knowledge of the proposals said. President Obama is expected to provide some details of the White House plans during a Tuesday […]

Big Firms Join Quest for Same-Sex Couple Immigration Reform

Companies like Pfizer and Goldman Sachs have gotten behind a new bill that would allow U.S. citizens to sponsor their same-sex partners for citizenship, Uniting American Families Act (UAFA). FORTUNE — When Gordon Stewart met his partner Renato over a decade ago, he never imagined he’d have to leave his country of birth for his relationship. […]

Immigration Reform Should Address Same-Sex Couples

WASHINGTON — Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), the sole Republican co-sponsor of a bill to give binational same-sex couples equal rights to petition for immigrant visas, said Tuesday that she remains committed to getting the legislation passed, either on its own or as part of comprehensive immigration reform. Collins told HuffPost that her first preference would […]

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Gay Couples Anxiously Wait for Same Sex Marriage Law

Santiago Ortiz was deeply in love and, he believed, near death when he asked Pablo Garcia to leave his native Venezuela and join him in New York. There was no time to bother with a visa. Ortiz was HIV positive and he wanted Garcia with him. That was 26 years ago. Ortiz, an American, is […]

Gay Illegal Immigrant Denied Asylum Protection in US

A federal appeals court in Denver has refused to block extradition of a gay illegal immigrant who sought protection in the U.S. claiming Mexican authorities persecute gay people. The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals said in its decision Wednesday that there is evidence that Mexico supports gay rights, citing developments including Mexico City’s legalization of […]