Senate Measure Gives Rights to Widows of Citizens

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In a long-overdue move, the Senate last week approved a law that would stop the so-called "widows penalty" in immigration situations. Until now, if an immigrant had an application for permanent residency on file based on marriage to a U.S. citizen, and the citizen died within the first two years of the marriage, the application was annulled and the immigrant was deported.

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