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EIG Week in Review (Oct 25, 2013)
October 25, 2013

Highlights Immigration Filings Post-Shutdown  Updates Regarding Consular Processing Post-DOMA FY2014 Visa Bulletin Predictions from DOS Chief Charles Oppenheim Immigration Filings Post-Shutdown In light of the U.S. federal government resuming operations, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released a statement, noting if the H-1B petitioner submits evidence establishing that the ...

FAQs on Same-Sex Marriage & Immigration
September 19, 2013

Q: What did the Supreme Court decision in Windsor say? A: The Supreme Court struck down Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which defines the term “marriage” as a union between a man and a woman for purposes of all federal statutes and ...

What the Supreme Court’s Ruling on DOMA Means for Immigration
September 18, 2013

On Wednesday, June 26, 2013, the Supreme Court declared the federal Defense of Marriage Act (“DOMA”) unconstitutional, stating that DOMA is “a deprivation of the equal liberty of persons that is protected by the Fifth Amendment.” DOMA’s Section 3 defined marriage as between one man ...

SCOTUS: DOMA Unconstitutional; Decision Paves Way for Same-Sex Couple Marriage Based Adjustments to be Filed with USCIS
August 27, 2013

This morning the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act ("DOMA"), declaring the federal legislation as unconstitutional in a 5-4 ruling. Justice Kennedy issued the majority opinion and was joined by Justices Ginsburg, Breyer, Sotomayor, and Justice Kagan in stating that DOMA is ...

SCOTUS to Rule on the Constitutionality of DOMA Next Week
August 27, 2013

On June 24th or June 27th, the United States Supreme Court is predicted to rule on the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the holding of which will impact the lives of many Americans, particularly the estimated 28,500 members of bi-national, same-sex couples ...