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Immigration Law

Immigration Benefits and Pitfalls for LGBT Families in a Post-DOMA World - Practice Advisory

"In United States v. Windsor, the Supreme Court held that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional.  With the end of DOMA, married LGBT binational couples can access the panoply of marriage-based immigration benefits and forms of relief from removal.  This practice advisory provides an overview of the agencies’ initial responses to Windsor and highlights some of the issues LGBT families will face in a post-DOMA world. It also includes information about the guidance USCIS issued on Friday, July 26."

Published On: Monday, July 29, 2013 | Download File - Copyright (c) 2013 American Immigration Council and Immigration Equality.  "This Practice Advisory is intended for lawyers and is not a substitute for independent legal advice supplied by a lawyer familiar with a client’s case. The authors of this Practice Advisory are Victoria Neilson, Beth Werlin, and Mary Kenney. We are grateful to Betsy Lawrence for her valuable input and edits."