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Department of State Consular Services and the Supreme Court’s Ruling on DOMA

On June 26, 2013, Secretary of State, John Kerry released a memo stating “to fully implement the requirements and implications of the Court’s decision, we will work with the Department of Justice and other agencies to review all relevant statutes as well as the benefits administered by this agency”. After the Supreme Court’s ruling to […]

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 […]