Category Archives: DOMA

Executive Branch Asks Supreme Court to Rehear US Versus Texas

On Monday, July 18, Attorneys for the Department of Justice filed a petition with the Supreme Court requesting that the Court re-hear U.S. v. Texas once a ninth justice has been appointed to the court. Because of the death of Justice Antonin Scalia in February, the justices deadlocked 4-4 in their opinion on the case […]

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What Comes Next After Supreme Court Ties on US Versus Texas

The Supreme Court ruled this week 4-4 on the controversial case of U.S. v. Texas, the case looking at President Obama’s Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) program and the expansion of the 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which would affect millions of undocumented immigrants. The tie, […]

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Parole in Place for Immediate Relatives of Active Duty Military US Citizens

  Thousands of U.S. citizens serving active duty in the Armed Forces have spouses, children or parents who are undocumented. The USCIS and the Department of Defense recognized that their family’s immigration status may result in stress and anxiety  either in active service or as veterans. In response, Congress, the Secretary of Homeland Security, and […]

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DOMA 1 Year Later: Its Effect on LGBT Immigration and Green Cards

As the one year anniversary since the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was struck down approaches, it is a good time to reflect on how far U.S. immigration laws have progressed in just a few short months – extending the reach of its benefits to LGBT the many changes this has meant for same sex […]

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Hawaii becomes the 15th U.S. state to permit same sex marriages

Hawaii will join fourteen other U.S. states to legalize same sex marriage beginning on December 2, 2013.  The following states now permit same sex marriage: California, Connecticut, Delaware, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington, Minnesota, and the District of Columbia. Click to learn more about how a […]

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Maximilian Law Inc. receives its first green card approval based on same sex marriage

Maximilian Law Inc. is proud to announce that it received its first approval of a green card for its clients based on a same sex marriage petition. In June 2013, the Supreme Court struck down key provisions of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), thereby allowing homosexuals to sponsor their partner spouses for U.S. permanent […]

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Marriage-based green card FAQs

  There are several ways that a foreign national can obtain permanent residency (green card). One of the most common methods is by marrying a U.S. citizen. In these cases, a green card is immediately available to the foreign spouse. How soon can I get a green card if I marry a US citizen? You […]

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