Bil Browning

Same-Sex Spouses Eligible for Immigration Petitions

Filed By Bil Browning | July 02, 2013 9:00 AM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day
Tags: binational couples, Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano, same-sex couples, UAFA

"After last week's decision by the Supreme Court holding that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional, President Obama directed federal departments to ensure the decision and its implication for federal benefits for same-sex legally married couples are implemented swiftly and smoothly. To that end, effective immediately, I have directed U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to review immigration visa petitions filed on behalf of a same-sex spouse in the same manner as those filed on behalf of an opposite-sex spouse."

-- Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano announcing that binational same-sex married couples are now eligible to get green cards for the foreign-born spouse.

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