LANDMARK SUPREME COURT DECISION: SAME-SEX MARRIAGE LEGAL IN ALL 50 STATES
Today the Supreme Court found that same-sex marriage is legal in all 50 states as it is a constitutional right in the United States. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) will continue to recognize same-sex marriages for purposes of immigration benefits as they have since the DOMA ruling in 2013.
Currently same-sex couples are able to petition for fiance visas as well as green cards for their spouses. Such spouses are also eligible for dependent visas and benefits. We don’t anticipate any change in the way USCIS currently handles these immigration matters; however we do expect that we will see an increase in same-sex couples seeking immigration benefits as they are now legally permitted to marry in all 50 states.
Please contact Elliott Immigration Law LLC at (404) 890-0372 for specific information about your case.