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DOJ to Married Green Card Applicants: DOMA Still Applies

DOJ to Married Green Card Applicants: DOMA Still Applies

March 31st, 2011

From Keen News Service:Just days after putting the applications for green cards on hold for same-sex married couples, the U.S. Citizens and Immigration Service (USCIS) announced it is back to processing them again—with the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in[...]

ABC News: Emotional Rollercoaster Over DOMA

ABC News: Emotional Rollercoaster Over DOMA

March 31st, 2011

Full story here."I am a scholar of ancient Greek political thought and the Renaissance and politics," said Vandiver, 29. "I never intended or wanted to be an activist. But I have to do what is necessary to save my marriage[...]

Josh & Henry Meet With Congressman Rush Holt, Gay City News Reports on Progress and Setbacks

Josh & Henry Meet With Congressman Rush Holt, Gay City News Reports on Progress and Setbacks

March 31st, 2011

Excerpt from "Progress--and Fits and Starts--on Immigration," Gay City News, March 31, 2011."In a dizzying — and not fully transparent — series of developments this past week, the prospects for married same-sex bi-national couples hoping to stay in the US[...]

NY1 Noticias Reports on Henry & Josh and the Fight Against DOMA and Deportation

NY1 Noticias Reports on Henry & Josh and the Fight Against DOMA and Deportation

March 31st, 2011

Watch NY1 Noticias report: "Matrimonios homosexuales no tendrán beneficios de inmigración," here. Pictured below: Noemi Masliah, co-founder of The DOMA Project. [...]

New York Times: Confusion Over Policy for Married Gay Binational Couples

New York Times: Confusion Over Policy for Married Gay Binational Couples

March 29th, 2011

Read full article here. "Word also went out across the country. In Princeton, N.J., Josh Vandiver and Henry Velandia, in the middle of a public forum on immigration issues, embraced and cheered. They said they had heard from their immigration lawyer[...]

Daily Brink: Josh & Henry, Lawful Husbands

Daily Brink: Josh & Henry, Lawful Husbands

March 29th, 2011

"While we initially expected to dive into a heavy political conversation with Josh and Henry, we found ourselves simply talking to two men with an extraordinary amount of love for one another, and a simple request: equality." - Daily Brink's profile of[...]

DHS Signals Quick End to Temporary Abeyance Policy For Green Card Cases Filed By Gay and Lesbian Couples, As Final Guidance Is Awaited

DHS Signals Quick End to Temporary Abeyance Policy For Green Card Cases Filed By Gay and Lesbian Couples, As Final Guidance Is Awaited

March 29th, 2011

Update: "The Hold is Over," Metro Weekly, March 30, 2011.Breaking News from Metro Weekly:Excerpt below: The announcement on Monday, March 28, that the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services had issued guidance instructing its field offices to put on hold cases[...]

Associated Press Interviews Noemi Masliah

Associated Press Interviews Noemi Masliah

March 29th, 2011

"Noemi Masliah, an immigration lawyer for 35-year-old Monica Alcota, said the judge's decision to adjourn her client's deportation case until December gives the government a chance to fully review her petition for legal residency based on her marriage."The right thing[...]

Together for 12 Years, Nick and Graham File Fiancé Visa Petition in Exile and take on DOMA

Together for 12 Years, Nick and Graham File Fiancé Visa Petition in Exile and take on DOMA

March 29th, 2011

In the wake of the tremendous news from USCIS yesterday that it will accept green card applications for gay couples and put final decisions on those applications in "abeyance" or on hold temporarily, it is important to remember that as[...]

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