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Thanks to a 2013 ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court, married same-sex couples are entitled to the same immigration rights that other married couples have enjoyed. However, these rights apply only to same-sex couples who were legally married in a state, nation, or other legal jurisdiction that recognizes same-sex marriage. Unfortunately, even legally recognized civil unions and domestic partnerships are not treated as the equivalent of marriage for immigration purposes. Patricia Depew can provide sound legal advice to such couples about a variety of other immigration options.
Immigration into the United States is always a frustrating process, and if you’re in a same-sex union or partnership, it can be even more complicated and tense. Throughout her 16 years as a California immigration attorney, Patricia Depew has represented professionals, skilled and unskilled workers, celebrities, investors, and families of all types including same-sex couples. She is a knowledgeable, experienced California immigration lawyer who can help same-sex couples through the tortuous and sometimes demoralizing U.S. immigration system.
A B-2 tourist visa is often the solution for same-sex couples seeking to be together in the U.S., although the B-2 does not allow the visa holder to work in the United States. An initial B-2 visa can be granted for a stay of up to one year; after that year, the visa holder can re-apply for six-month extensions as needed. In order to obtain a B-2 visa, you and your partner will need the help of a good immigration attorney. The B-2 is only one of several immigration options available to same-sex couples.
At the personal level, immigration status can be a pressing matter. Yet our nation’s huge immigration system is colossally backlogged and mercilessly impersonal. Immigration attorney Patricia Depew knows the system well and can bring your concerns to their quickest and best possible resolution. She has substantial experience in deportation defense, work visas, investor visas, asylum, and all other aspects of federal and state immigration law. Patricia Depew works diligently to guide her clients through immigration procedures and toward whatever personal ambitions they want to realize here in the United States.
Patricia Depew also provides a pleasant, hospitable atmosphere where her clients can honestly talk over their immigration issues. She will help you move quickly to the heart of the matter, and she will save you money, time, and a lot of the aggravation that can accompany immigration concerns. If you’re in a partnership or civil union and you’re dealing with any immigration-related legal issue, contact California immigration attorney Patricia Depew 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.