Immigration Law

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Exiled by Love: Gay Couples With No Path to Green Card Leave U.S.
Posted on 17 Feb 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Not long ago, Brandon Perlberg had a growing law practice and a Manhattan apartment he shared with his partner, who is British. They hosted themed dinner parties and wine tastings for a wide circle of friends. But Mr. Perlberg, an American who is... Read More

Class Action Lawsuit Challenges DOMA in Family Immigration Cases
Posted on 14 Jul 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Arenas, et al. v. Napolitano, et al., Case No. SACV12-1137-JVS(MLGx) (United States District Court for the Central District of California) "The 25-year old son of an immigrant from the Philippines, with his mother and her U.S. citizen spouse,... Read More

DOJ Remands Another DHS 'DOMA Denial'
Posted on 14 May 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Just before Mother’s Day this North Carolina family learned that the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) rejected the denial of the marriage-based green card petition they had filed last year. The BIA sent the case back to the U.S. Citizenship... 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

Bad Timing, Alberto: BIA Confirms Immigration Benefits for Same-Sex Spouses after U.S. v. Windsor
Posted on 22 Jul 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, along with an immigration attorney, David Strange, published an Op Ed in the New York Times entitled What the Court Didn’t Say on July 17, 2013. They muddy the waters by contending that despite the... Read More

DOMA's Tragic Impact on Immigrant Couples: Isn't it Time to Overturn it?
Posted on 9 Apr 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

" I have long thought that the time is ripe for us to do something about this and look forward to a favorable outcome in Immigration Equality’s challenge to DOMA. Even before that, our administration has the power to stop deporting same... Read More

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