Woman immigrant in same-sex marriage won't be deported

"A New York woman releases a deep sigh of relief as she reflects on a court ruling that her spouse will not be torn from her by the looming threat of deportation. 'Now we can make plans, and we have all the time in the world,' Cristina Ojeda, 26, tells CNN. Monday, she received a letter...

Vermont couple denied spousal green card; DOMA cited

"A lesbian couple is appealing the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service's decision to deny a spousal green card as questions about their marriage loom with threat of deportation. Dummerston residents Frances Herbert and Japanese-born Takako Ueda, legally married in Vermont earlier...

In Defense of (Same-Sex) Marriage – How DOMA Separates Binational Families and Why it Must be Abolished

"Unless and until DOMA is struck down, repealed or other changes to the law occur , U.S. immigration officials will not approve a marriage-based immigrant petition filed for a same-sex spouse. The good news is that are many pending challenges to DOMA, both in court and in Congress . A federal...

Immigrants Sue Over U.S. Gay Marriage Ban

"Five legally married same-sex couples filed a lawsuit on Monday to challenge the 1996 law that bars the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages , arguing that its impact is particularly harsh on couples that include an American citizen and a foreigner." - Julia Preston,...

For Gay Immigrants, Marriage Ruling Brings Relief and a Path to a Green Card

"The Supreme Court’s decision on Wednesday to strike down the federal law against same-sex marriage brought a stunning improvement in the lives of Steven Infante, an immigrant from Colombia, and his American husband — less than an hour after the ruling was announced. Mr. Infante and...