Tag Archives: Same Sex

3 Crucial Pieces of Evidence for a Marriage-Based Green Card

This post is intended as resources for applicants of green card based on marriage to understand the types of evidence that are crucial to the approval of the application. Individuals who apply for adjustment of status based on marriage to a U.S. Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident receive a Green Card subsequent to approval of […]

ICE Will Reopen Removal Proceedings for Same-Sex Marriage Cases

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), has just announced their plans to agree to joint motions to reopen where the respondent entered into a lawful, bona fide, same-sex marriage after being ordered removed and there is newly-available relief. If you have a removal order but are now eligible for relief based on your same-sex marriage […]

Same Sex Marriage, Domestic Partnerships, Gay Marriage, Discrimination, Immigration Services

USCIS Approves First Green Card for Same-Sex Married Couple

On June 26, the Supreme Court issued its decision in the case of United States v. Windsor, in which it struck down section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which defined marriage as between a man and a woman for all federal laws.  This law meant that the immigration agencies would not recognize […]

UAFA, Gay Rights, Human Rights, LGBT, Same-Sex, Marriage Act, Immigration Reform

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 […]

Immigration Services, Immigration Law, Los Angeles, Immigration Attorney, Immigration Lawyer

Obama Administration’s Comprehensive Immigration Reform Proposal Report

Today, the United States’ immigration system is broken and there are 11 million undocumented aliens living in the shadows. The Obama Administration has agreed that it is time to propose a fix to the broken immigration system in a way that requires responsibility from everyone – both from the workers who are here illegally and […]

Immigration Services, US Visa, Immigration, Lawyer, Attorney, Legal Advice

Uniting American Families Act Wins Support From Two Republicans

WASHINGTON — Two Republican House members signed a bill on Friday that would allow same-sex couples equal rights as heterosexual ones for immigration purposes, making the legislation bipartisan — although with only small levels of GOP support — in both chambers. Reps. Charlie Dent (R-Pa.) and Richard Hanna (R-N.Y.) joined Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and […]

Immigration Services, US Visa, Immigration, Lawyer, Attorney, Legal Advice

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 […]