Gay and Lesbian Immigration Issues
DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act) was declared unconstitutional by the United States Supreme Court.
Same-sex couples who legally marry in the United States or abroad are now eligible for immigration benefits. In other words, a United States Citizen spouse may apply for a green card for their same-sex spouse.
How can The Shulman Law Group help you?
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) immigrants face unique challenges, requiring an immigration lawyer with particular expertise in assisting foreign partners of United States lesbians and gay men to legalize their status in the United States. The immigration lawyer is a critical part of the process in providing information and advice relating to Partner Migration for gay and lesbian couples.
Some common questions or concerns include:
- How do I bring my gay / lesbian partner to the U.S.?
- Is a person’s immigration status treated differently after a sex change?
- Is persecution for being gay cause for asylum?
- Who counts as a “family” member?
- Is it more difficult to obtain a green card?
Why The Shulman Law Group?
The immigration lawyers of The Shulman Law Group have had the opportunity to help gay and lesbian people obtain visas, green cards, labor certifications, withholding of removal and political asylum. There are a number of issues that are unique to the GLBT community in terms of immigration and our lawyers have experience making the existing immigration laws work for our gay and lesbian clients and their partners.
Additionally, for some clients, it is reassuring to have a practice that is gay friendly, and in those instances, Edward Shulman is not only eminently qualified but also has a personal commitment to gay and lesbian immigration issues.
Contact our office, located in Paterson, NJ, for more information or to schedule an appointment with one of our immigration attorneys.