At Becker & Lee LLP, our attorneys have extensive experience advising lesbian, gay, bisexual transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) immigrants and their families. In most cases, we help them to obtain gay marriage based green card for their loved ones. Even before U.S. immigration laws recognized same-sex marriages, our attorneys successfully fought to keep a number of LGBTQ+ families together.
On June 26, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a landmark decision in which it found a portion of the Defense of Marriage Act (“DOMA”) unconstitutional. Less than a month after the Supreme Court’s ruling, the Board of Immigration Appeals issued a precedential decision in which it confirmed that same-sex marriage licenses must be recognized for purposes of U.S. immigration law so long as the marriage was valid under the law where the marriage was celebrated.
Since June 2013, our attorneys have successfully helped numerous LGBTQ+ clients obtain their permanent residency based on their valid marriage licenses. We counsel these individuals and their loved ones on a wide range of immigration issues relating to fiancé visas, gay marriage based green card, and immigration waivers that require a showing of hardship to a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident spouse. With extensive experience representing LGBTQ+ clients, we understand the unique issues same-sex couples face in the immigration process.
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If you face an issue with gay marriage and green cards, contact our San Francisco Bay Area immigration lawyers for help.