Gay Immigrant Seeks Reversal of Infamous 1975 Green Card Denial, Based on Historic Same-Sex Marriage

Gay Immigrant Seeks Reversal of Infamous 1975 Green Card Denial, Based on Historic Same-Sex Marriage

April 18th, 2014

On Monday, April 21, at 10 a.m., Anthony Sullivan, a 72-year-old gay immigrant, will ask the Los Angeles Field Office of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) to reopen his marriage-based green card petition which this same office denied four[...]

USCIS Approves 2010 Green Card Petition for Pioneering Gay Couple Who Stopped the First DOMA Deportation

USCIS Approves 2010 Green Card Petition for Pioneering Gay Couple Who Stopped the First DOMA Deportation

September 24th, 2013

In the summer of 2010, Josh and Henry married in Connecticut, eight years after Henry first arrived in this country with his mother and sister from Venezuela. A failed employment-based immigration case filed by an unscrupulous lawyer had resulted in[...]

23 Years Together, Raising Four Children, Mark and Frédéric Rejoice at Their Approved Green Card Case

23 Years Together, Raising Four Children, Mark and Frédéric Rejoice at Their Approved Green Card Case

August 27th, 2013

In Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Mark Himes and Frédéric Deloizy, stepped up to the front lines of the fight against DOMA early on in 2011 by filing a marriage-based green card petition and advocating for full equality for their family. As a foreigner,[...]

Green Card Granted: Victory over DOMA for Becky and Sanne in North Carolina

Green Card Granted: Victory over DOMA for Becky and Sanne in North Carolina

August 5th, 2013

Late Sunday night, DOMA Project co-founder, immigration attorney Lavi Soloway, boarded a red eye flight from Los Angeles to Charlotte, North Carolina, to witness the equal protection guarantee of the U.S. Constitution work its magic for a married binational lesbian[...]

Rick & Gonzalo: Same-Day Green Card Approval for Married Gay Couple in San Francisco, Just Hours After Interview

Rick & Gonzalo: Same-Day Green Card Approval for Married Gay Couple in San Francisco, Just Hours After Interview

August 1st, 2013

In 2012, after years of fighting DOMA as a binational couple from Argentina and San Francisco, Gonzalo proposed to Rick with two dozen beautiful red roses, along with chocolate, a large red heart, and a card that said, “You are[...]

USCIS Finalizes Formal Procedures for Reopening, Processing, and Approving Green Card and Fiance(e) Visa Petitions Previously Denied Due to DOMA

USCIS Finalizes Formal Procedures for Reopening, Processing, and Approving Green Card and Fiance(e) Visa Petitions Previously Denied Due to DOMA

July 27th, 2013

Just a month after DOMA was struck down by the Supreme Court, The DOMA Project advocacy yielded USCIS procedures for reversal of denied green card and fiancé(e) visa petitions. USCIS formally announced that: USCIS will reopen those petitions or applications that were[...]

Claus and Tom: The DOMA Project Participants Celebrate Hard-won Equality

Claus and Tom: The DOMA Project Participants Celebrate Hard-won Equality

July 25th, 2013

In what has become a joyous post-DOMA reality, USPS delivered a green card to yet another happy same-sex binational couple: Claus Andersbo and Tom Bercu of Los Angeles. Claus - originally from Denmark - and Tom - a U.S. citizen[...]

Family Celebrates! San Jose Lesbian Couple Receives Green Card, UK Spouse Can Finally Visit Her Children Abroad

Family Celebrates! San Jose Lesbian Couple Receives Green Card, UK Spouse Can Finally Visit Her Children Abroad

July 24th, 2013

On July 15, 2013, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a green card to U.K. citizen, Karin Bogliolo, 72, based on her marriage to U.S. citizen Judy Rickard, 65, making Karin the third gay immigrant in U.S. history[...]

Gay Couple Receives Green Card: DOMA‬ Project Participants Shaun & John Celebrate and Keep Up The Fight for Equality

Gay Couple Receives Green Card: DOMA‬ Project Participants Shaun & John Celebrate and Keep Up The Fight for Equality

July 21st, 2013

This week, Shaun Stent had received his green card in the mail: final physical proof of John and Shaun's victory in 13-year fight against DOMA to be able to live in U.S. as a family. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services[...]

Victory for Steve and Ricardo (with Son Andrew) in Seattle: Denied Green Card Case Now Reopened

Victory for Steve and Ricardo (with Son Andrew) in Seattle: Denied Green Card Case Now Reopened

July 21st, 2013

In immediate aftermath of the Supreme Court ruling in United States v Windsor in which Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act was struck down as unconstitutional, the Obama administration announced that it had kept a list of all[...]

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