Immigration Law

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Woman immigrant in same-sex marriage won't be deported
Posted on 7 Dec 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"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... Read More

In Defense of (Same-Sex) Marriage – How DOMA Separates Binational Families and Why it Must be Abolished
Posted on 6 Jan 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Unless and until DOMA is struck down, repealed or other changes to the law occur , U.S. immigration officials will not approve a marriage-based immigrant petition filed for a same-sex spouse.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... Read More

Vermont couple denied spousal green card; DOMA cited
Posted on 21 Dec 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"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... Read More

Immigrants Sue Over U.S. Gay Marriage Ban
Posted on 4 Apr 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"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... Read More

For Gay Immigrants, Marriage Ruling Brings Relief and a Path to a Green Card
Posted on 2 Jul 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"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... Read More