Immigration for Same-sex Married Couples
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.
The Quickest and Best Possible Resolution
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.
Hire A Los Angeles Same-sex Marriage Immigration Attorney
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.