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USCIS Begins Approving Green Card Applications for Same-Sex Married Couples

by Ronald Shapiro on

A California professor was one of the first binational couples to have their marriage recognized by federal immigration officials. Although Tom Knutson and his partner Phan Datthuyawat have been together for more than 20...more

Immigration Alert: October 2013

by Epstein Becker & Green on

I. USCIS Instructs on Immigration Benefits for Same-Sex Spouses - On June 26, 2013, the Supreme Court of the United States ("SCOTUS") held that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act ("DOMA") was unconstitutional....more

USCIS Finalizes Formal Procedures for Reopening Green Card and Fiancé(e) Applications Previously Denied Because of DOMA

On June 26, 2013, the Supreme Court held that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional. Following that decision, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it will approve...more

CBP awaiting "guidance" to form policy on same-sex marriage derivative admissions

by Davis Brown Law Firm on

Department of State and United States Citizenship and Immigration Services have taken active steps to prepare their agencies to receive applications relating to same-sex couples based on the Windsor decision....more

Immigration Alert: July 2013

by Epstein Becker & Green on

I. SCOTUS Holds DOMA Unconstitutional - On June 26, 2013, the Supreme Court of the United States ("SCOTUS") held that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act ("DOMA") was unconstitutional. United States v. Windsor,...more

The Supreme Court’s DOMA Decision: What Does it Mean for Employee Benefit Plans?

by Fenwick & West LLP on

On June 26, 2013, in U.S. v. Windsor, the United States Supreme Court struck down the portion of the Defense of Marriage Act (“DOMA”) that defined marriage as a legal union between one man and one woman. This decision will...more

Health Care Reform Employer Mandate Delayed; DOMA Struck Down - What Now For Employers?

by Poyner Spruill LLP on

Health Care Reform Employer Mandate and Reporting Provisions Delayed until 2015 - The U.S. Department of the Treasury unexpectedly announced on July 2, 2013 the delay of the employer shared responsibility ‘pay or play’...more

DOMA Overruled: Milestone for Applicants of Immigration Benefits

by Proskauer Rose LLP on

On June 26, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court in United States v. Windsor struck down Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) as unconstitutional, allowing for the recognition of same-sex marriages and making way for...more

DOMA And Immigration: Practical Implications Of The Supreme Court’s Decision

On June 26, 2013, the Supreme Court of the United States issued its decision in United States v. Windsor. ...more

Homeland Security Issues Guidance on Same-Sex Immigration Benefits

by Ronald Shapiro on

After the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling in the case of U.S. v. Windsor, which found that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional, President Obama directed federal government departments to ensure that...more

Supreme Court’s DOMA Ruling Provides New Immigration Opportunities for Same-Sex Spouses

by Pullman & Comley, LLC on

The United States Supreme Court’s June 2013 ruling striking down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) as unconstitutional has created an opportunity for certain foreign nationals in same-sex marriages to petition for...more

U.S. Supreme Court Strikes Down DOMA: What It Means For Plan Sponsors

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

On June 26, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which denied federal recognition to same-sex marriages. The Court’s decision in U.S. v. Windsor has an immediate impact on...more

DOMA Ruling: Practical Implications of the Supreme Court’s Decision

On June 26, 2013, the Supreme Court of the United States issued a decision in United States v. Windsor. The Court ruled that a provision of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which had denied federal benefits to...more

DOMA Decision: Same-Sex Couples Can File Marriage-Based Immigration Petitions

Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court in United States v. Windsor, 570 U.S. ___ (2013) ruled that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was unconstitutional. Shortly after, Janet Napolitano, the Secretary of the...more

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