Same sex marriage

Same Sex Marriage = Marriage Green Card or Fiancé Green Card?

Gay Marriage Green Card

Update: The U.S. Supreme Court recently overturned the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act, also known as DOMA.

One of the perks of being a Chicago Immigration Lawyer or an Immigration Lawyer in general is meeting people of all walks of life.  We work with clients on their immigration matters from not only Chicago, but around the U.S. and the world and we get to work on some of the most interesting issues.  A challenging part is that the U.S. Immigration Laws are not sufficient to deal with the many inquiries we receive.  One common question we regularly receive is on the topic of gay marriage.  The question that generally arises is “I married my partner overseas or in California…etc, can we file a Marriage Green Card Application?”  The simple answer unfortunately is no.  The not so simple answer is, even though some states recognize same sex marriage, the U.S. government does not.  Immigration Law is Federal, meaning state laws are not controlling but rather U.S.… Continue reading...

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