Marriage Petitions for Same Sex Spouse

Marriage Petitions for Same Sex Spouse

Looking back on 2013 as a Miami immigration lawyer, I must remark on the fact that it truly was a momentous year for LGBTQ rights. Following the decision by the Supreme Court holding that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was unconstitutional, President...
Immigration in the News – The Supreme Court Gay Marriage Ruling

Immigration in the News – The Supreme Court Gay Marriage Ruling

Immigration lawyers in Miami and throughout the United States are paying close attention to a new decision that will be handed down from the U.S. Supreme Court this June. Once and for all, the Supreme Court will decide a historic question about whether the...
Same-sex marriages to be allowed in Florida thus eliminating the hassle and expense of green card seekers to marry out of state

Same-sex marriages to be allowed in Florida thus eliminating the hassle and expense of green card seekers to marry out of state

As a Miami immigration attorney, I was especially pleased about this week’s announcement that same-sex marriages could begin in Florida after January 5th, 2015.  The announcement followed after the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals declined on Wednesday to...
DOMA and Transgender Spouses – How this Relates to Your Marriage Petition

DOMA and Transgender Spouses – How this Relates to Your Marriage Petition

As a Miami family-based immigration attorney, I had previously touched upon the effect of the United State Supreme Court’s  ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 2013 that the government cannot deny federal benefits to...