Same-Sex Marriage & Immigration

Same-Sex Marriage & Immigration

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 immigration purposes.

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 fiancés, contact our firm for assistance. We are the trusted source for same-sex couples in Plano, Dallas and Fort Worth.