DHS Begins Implementing Decision on DOMA
On Wednesday, June 26, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano announced that DHS would immediately begin to implement the Supreme Court decision invalidating section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act...
Administration Issues Additional Guidance Following Supreme Court’s DOMA Ruling
The State Department and Department of Homeland Security issued further guidance in August on the implementation of the Supreme Court’s ruling in United States...
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SUBJECT: NEXT STEPS ON DOMA - GUIDANCE FOR POSTS
1. On June 26, 2013, the Supreme Court held Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unconstitutional. That decision has many immigration-related...
USCIS, July 2, 2013 :
Statement from Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano:
“After last week’s decision by the Supreme Court holding that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional, President Obama...
"USCIS has published additional frequently asked questions based on the Supreme Court’s United States v. Windsor ruling, which invalidated part of the Defense of Marriage Act. This information is available on the USCIS website on the Same-Sex...
"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...
Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act, Pub. L. No. 104 199, 110 Stat. 2419, 2419 (1996), is no longer an impediment to the recognition of lawful same-sex marriages and spouses under the Immigration and Nationality Act if the marriage is valid under...
"Statement from Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano:
“After last week’s decision by the Supreme Court holding that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional, President Obama directed federal departments...
U.S. v. Windsor: Implications for International Students and Scholars and their Host Institutions
Thursday, August 1, 2013 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT
"On June 26, 2013, the Supreme Court of the United States held in U. S. v. Windsor that the Defense...
" Five same-sex couples challenged a U.S.
law barring the federal government from recognizing gay marriages,
saying its impact is harsh on non-citizens' spouses. The lawsuit challenging the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act, was filed
"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...
"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
"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...
"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...
"A Hollywood genius might have been hard-pressed to produce a more perfect ending to Melanie Servetas' story. Servetas was marrying the love of her life Wednesday morning near a picturesque Rio de Janeiro beach. At the same time, the U.S. Supreme...