USCIS Issues Guidance on Implementation of the Supreme Court’s DOMA Decision

USCIS has issued guidance on the implementation of last week’s Supreme Court decision striking down the Defense of Marriage Act. The guidance tells adjudicators to treat same-sex couples the same as heterosexual couples in immigration petitions. This guidance came after Secretary Napolitano directed USCIS yesterday to treat the petitions equally.This comes on the heels of…

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The Impact of Supreme Court’s Upcoming Decision on Same-Sex Couples

As we await the Supreme Court’s decision regarding same sex marriage laws and California’s proposition 8, I thought I should post some notes on the potential implications of such decision in the immigration arena. Regardless of what the Supreme Court rules, the decision will sure have important implications on same sex couples with at least…

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