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Immigration into the United States is always a process fraught with difficulties, and if you’re married to a partner of the same sex, it can be even more complicated and nerve-wracking. For 16 years, Patricia Depew has represented newcomers to the United States including professionals, skilled and unskilled workers, celebrities, investors, and families of all types including same-sex couples. She is a savvy and experienced California immigration attorney who can help same-sex couples through the convoluted and often-baffling U.S. immigration system.
In June of 2013, the United States Supreme Court overturned provisions in the Defense of Marriage Act (“DOMA”) that defined marriage as exclusively between a man and a woman. Same-sex married couples are now entitled to precisely the same federal immigration benefits that other married couples have enjoyed. However, most of these newly-extended rights apply only to same-sex couples who were legally married in a state, nation, or other legal jurisdiction that recognizes same-sex marriage.
Immigration status is often an urgent issue, and our nation’s huge immigration bureaucracy is enormously backlogged. Patricia Depew knows this system well and can bring your concerns to their quickest and best possible resolution. She can help same-sex married couples apply for a derivative visa that allows marriage partners to enter, travel, study, or work together in the United States, provided neither partner has been found “inadmissible.” (And waivers can often be obtained for individuals previously considered inadmissible.) Partners in civil unions and domestic partnerships are not eligible for derivative visas, but Patricia Depew can also provide sound legal advice to such couples about a variety of other immigration options.
Patricia Depew knows the special pressures and obstacles that same-sex married couples can face when they seek immigration benefits. She wants her clients to understand fully the immigration process and what it requires. (Be sure, for example, to have a certified marriage certificate.) Patricia Depew is an experienced California immigration lawyer who works hard to guide her clients successfully through immigration proceedings and toward whatever personal goals they hope to achieve in the United States. She has extensive experience in deportation defense, work visas, investor visas, asylum, and all other aspects of immigration law.
Patricia Depew also maintains a friendly, welcoming environment where her clients can honestly discuss their immigration concerns. She will move you quickly to the heart of the matter, and she will save you time, money, and much of the trepidation that can accompany immigration matters. Contact immigration attorney Patricia Depew today at 310-284-8494. Se Habla Español.
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This publication and the information included in it are not intended to serve as a substitute for consultation with an attorney. Specific legal issues, concerns and conditions always require the advice of appropriate legal professionals.