Napolitano Resigns as Secretary of Homeland Security
On July 12, 2013, Janet Napolitano announced her resignation as Secretary of Homeland Security, a position she has held since the start of the Obama administration. Napolitano will remain in her...
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...
"Here, the respondent has established a valid and particular ground for administrative closure. See 8 C.F.R. § l003.23(a) (pre-decision motions "shall state, with particularity the grounds therefore, the relief sought, and the jurisdiction"...
"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...
"Unless and until DOMA is struck down, repealed or other changes to the law occur ,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...
"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...
"The same day a Houston Chronicle reporter inquired about Rivas-Guzman's case, his attorney received word from immigration officials in Houston that they would exercise prosecutorial discretion and close his deportation case. "We're...
"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...