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Friday, October 10, 2014

November 2014 Visa Bulletin

November 2014 Visa Bulletin has been released (valid from November 1 to November 30 only). Please see below for more details. 

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Monday, October 6, 2014

Immigration benefits for same-sex married couples

Green cards, visas, and other immigration benefits have been a reality for same-sex marriage couples since the Supreme Court’s landmark gay rights decision in United States v. Windsor, which invalidated DOMA (the Defense of Marriage Act”). 

Today, thankfully, legal discrimination against LGBT immigrants is no more. Now, same-sex married couples are afforded precisely the same rights and benefits under U.S. immigration laws as are opposite-sex married couples.

With the ruling of DOMA as unconstitutional, bi-national same-sex couples can finally seek immigration benefits based on their marriage. Thus, U.S. citizens and green card holders can now petition for immigration benefits for their same-sex spouses.