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ByPhillip Kim

Answers to Your Immigration Questions on Same-Sex Marriage

If your petition was previously denied based on DOMA section 3, USCIS will now reopen those applications for review. Please note, you will need to notify USCIS by March 31, 2014, if your I-130 was denied before February 23, 2011. Requesting to consider reopening your petition will be done at no charge, but fees to file an application will still apply.

Same-sex marriages will receive the same immigration benefits as those of opposite sex. The five year residence period for naturalization may be reduced to three years if you have been living in marital union with a U.S. citizen spouse the same way that applies for opposite sex spouses.

ByPhillip Kim

Same Sex Couples May Receive Immigration Benefits

Same Sex Couples may apply for immigration benefits equally as heterosexual couples.

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This is the right time to file immigration visa petitions for your same sex spouses.
USCIS will adjudicate visa petitions filed by same sex spouses the way they adjudicate heterosexual spouses’ visa petitions.

Please call (559) 448-8500 to have a consultation with an experienced immigration attorney.
Immigration Attorney Phillip Kim is experienced with a variety of immigration issues including same sex marriages.

It is expected that a lot of visa petitions will be filed by same sex couples including gay couples and lesbian couples for the next few months.

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano addresses that the Supreme Court will ensure implementation of the ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which grants same-sex couples equality of legal benefits.

President Obama has taken measures to eliminate discrimination so that same-sex couples receive the same consideration as opposite-sex couples when filing for a visa petition.

This change is effective immediately for the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to follow. Couples are eligible to apply even if they currently live in a state that does not allow same-sex marriages, in which case, USCIS will consider the law of the state of residence in addition to the law of the state of celebration of the marriage.

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