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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 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 […]

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, […]