Susan J. Cohen

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The Supreme Court Takes the BIA to Task

Yesterday, in an opinion authored by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the U.S. Supreme Court brought a measure of hope to non-citizens facing deportation on the basis of certain minor criminal convictions. In Mellouli v. Lynch,...more

6/3/2015 - BIA Convictions Deportation Illegal Drugs Immigrants Immigration Reform Lawful Permanent Residents Mellouli v Lynch Non-Citizens SCOTUS

BIA Reverses USCIS Denial of I-130 Petition for Same-Sex Couple in Matter of Zeleniak

In its first decision regarding same-sex immigration benefits since the June 26, 2013, Supreme Court decision United States v. Windsor, which held that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (“DOMA”) is unconstitutional,...more

7/22/2013 - DOMA Immigrants Immigration Reform Reversal Same-Sex Marriage SCOTUS US v Windsor USCIS Visas

What Windsor Means for Same-Sex Married Couples Seeking U.S. Immigration Benefits

On June 26, 2013, the Supreme Court ruled in United States v. Windsor that Section 3 of the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act (“DOMA”) is unconstitutional. This Section of DOMA prohibited the U.S. government from conferring any...more

7/5/2013 - Citizenship Department of State DHS DOMA Green Cards Lawful Permanent Residents Same-Sex Marriage SCOTUS US v Windsor USCIS Visas

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