DOMA is Gone, and USCIS Accepts Same Sex Marriage Cases

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“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.”  Secretary Napolitano has  directed U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to review immigration visa …

Same-Sex Marriage and Immigrant Rights – the Impact of DOMA on Immigration Reform

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by Hiba Ghalib, Associate Attorney This past weekend was a busy one for both gay rights activists and immigrant advocacy groups.  After the Supreme Court announced last Friday that it had agreed to hear two cases that challenge laws challenging same-sex marriage, over 50 groups supporting gay rights and immigration reform joined together to write a letter to the White …