On June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court ruled that same-sex couples could marry
in all 50 states, making the U.S. the 21st country to legalize same-sex
marriage on a nationwide level.
The ruling in favor of same-sex marriage will have a life-changing effect
for many immigrants: Now same-sex partners are able to petition for adjustment
of status to their partner’s immigration status in all 50 states,
not just in states that recognized same-sex marriage.
Immigration Benefits for Same-Sex Couples
At The Zendeh Del Law Firm, our immigration attorneys strongly support
the LGBT community. While many other law firms don’t know how to
handle immigration cases for same-sex married couples, we proudly embrace them.
We help same-sex couples with:
In the past, the U.S. Congress and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration
Services (USCIS) insisted that only heterosexual marriages counted for
Since the Supreme Court’s decision in the
United States v. Windsor and now with the latest decision in
Obergefell v. Hodges at the end of June, any same-sex marriage that has been legally recognized
in the U.S. or the country where the marriage took place will be counted
for immigration purposes.
Immigration Equality in the United States
If you are a permanent resident or a U.S. citizen and are married to an
immigrant or are engaged to one, then that person may be eligible for
a green card, regardless if you are in a heterosexual or a same-sex relationship!
With the high court’s decision at the end of June, same-sex couples
can enjoy immigration equality at last, and all of the rules that apply
to heterosexual couples shall apply to same-sex couples, free of discrimination.
Contact The Zendeh Del Law Firm for Help
As an experienced
immigration law firm, we take pride in helping same-sex couples achieve their immigration
objectives. Whether you are interested in obtaining a green card or another
immigration benefit, our immigration attorneys have considerable experience
assisting same-sex couples in their immigration matters.
To learn more about immigration benefits for same-sex married couples and
contact our firm for assistance. We are the trusted source for same-sex couples in Plano,
Dallas and Fort Worth.