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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[...]

Lesbian Couple in San Jose, CA Receives The Third Marriage-Based Green Card After Supreme Court Strikes Down DOMA

Lesbian Couple in San Jose, CA Receives The Third Marriage-Based Green Card After Supreme Court Strikes Down DOMA

July 15th, 2013

USCIS Issues Green Card to U.K. Spouse of Award-Winning Activist and U.S. Citizen On July 15, 2013, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a[...]

Gay Couple in LA Receives a Marriage-Based Green Card Just Two Weeks After Supreme Court Strikes Down DOMA

Gay Couple in LA Receives a Marriage-Based Green Card Just Two Weeks After Supreme Court Strikes Down DOMA

July 14th, 2013

USCIS Issues Green Card to British Spouse of Gay U.S. Citizen, Ending Their 13-Year Struggle to be Together On July 11, 2013, the U.S. Citizenship and[...]

PRESS RELEASE: Same-Sex Couple Raising Three Children in Colorado Becomes the First in the U.S. to Receive a Marriage-Based Green Card After Immigration Interview in January

PRESS RELEASE: Same-Sex Couple Raising Three Children in Colorado Becomes the First in the U.S. to Receive a Marriage-Based Green Card After Immigration Interview in January

July 5th, 2013

USCIS Issues a Green Card to the Irish Spouse of a Lesbian U.S. Citizen On July 3, 2013, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a[...]

Gay Couple in Florida Receives Approval of Marriage-Based Green Card Petition Just Two Days After Historic Supreme Court Ruling Striking Down DOMA

Gay Couple in Florida Receives Approval of Marriage-Based Green Card Petition Just Two Days After Historic Supreme Court Ruling Striking Down DOMA

June 30th, 2013

The DOMA Project Couple Receives First-Ever Approval of Green Card Petition, Recognizing their Marriage Just two days after the historic Supreme Court ruling striking down[...]

SUPREME COURT STRIKES DOWN ANTI-GAY “DEFENSE OF MARRIAGE ACT” IN HISTORIC RULING

SUPREME COURT STRIKES DOWN ANTI-GAY “DEFENSE OF MARRIAGE ACT” IN HISTORIC RULING

June 27th, 2013

MARRIAGES OF SAME-SEX COUPLES NOW RECOGNIZED BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY Gay American Citizens Can Now Sponsor Foreign-Born Spouses for Green Cards, Ending Immigration Nightmare In[...]

Senate Judiciary Committee Abandons LGBT Amendments to Comprehensive Immigration Reform, Ending 13-Year Effort to Pass the Uniting American Families Act

Senate Judiciary Committee Abandons LGBT Amendments to Comprehensive Immigration Reform, Ending 13-Year Effort to Pass the Uniting American Families Act

May 22nd, 2013

Republican Scapegoating of LGBT Families Leads Senate Judiciary Committee to Abandon Gay Partner Provision in Immigration Bill Uniting American Families Act is Effectively Dead, After 13 Years[...]

Senator Leahy Introduces Amendment to Immigration Bill to Recognize Same-Sex Marriages

Senator Leahy Introduces Amendment to Immigration Bill to Recognize Same-Sex Marriages

May 10th, 2013

Leahy Proposes Two Amendments to Give Green Cards to Gay and Lesbian Couples For Immediate Release Phone: 323-599-6915 [email protected] [email protected] On Tuesday, U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont), Chair of the[...]

VIDEO: 17 Years After DOMA's Introduction, Binational Couples Continue the Fight to Save their Families

VIDEO: 17 Years After DOMA's Introduction, Binational Couples Continue the Fight to Save their Families

May 7th, 2013

Seventeen years ago, on May 7, 1996, the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate. At[...]

Supreme Court to Hear Arguments on Defense of Marriage Act

Supreme Court to Hear Arguments on Defense of Marriage Act

March 27th, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: On March 27th, the Supreme Court of the United States will hear oral arguments in the case of Windsor v. United States,[...]

DOMA Ruled Unconstitutional By Second Circuit Court of Appeals, Setting Up Final Showdown at the Supreme Court

DOMA Ruled Unconstitutional By Second Circuit Court of Appeals, Setting Up Final Showdown at the Supreme Court

October 21st, 2012

Statement by Lavi Soloway, co-founder, The DOMA Project: "Last week, in a 2-1 decision in the case of Windsor v. United States, the Second Circuit Court of[...]

VICTORY! DHS Issues Written Guidance to Stop Deportations of the Spouses and Partners of Gay and Lesbian Americans

VICTORY! DHS Issues Written Guidance to Stop Deportations of the Spouses and Partners of Gay and Lesbian Americans

October 9th, 2012

We learned today that on October 5, the Principal Legal Advisor to the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency issued long-awaited written guidelines (attached below)[...]

The DOMA Project Keeps Up the Fight to End Deportations, Separation and Exile of Binational Couples

The DOMA Project Keeps Up the Fight to End Deportations, Separation and Exile of Binational Couples

October 6th, 2012

Twenty-seven months ago, in July 2010, we launched The DOMA Project to refocus the fight for binational couples around DOMA. By 2010, we had[...]

VICTORY! Obama Administration Recognizes Marriages of Gay and Lesbian Binational Couples, Expanding Deportation Policy to LGBT Families

VICTORY! Obama Administration Recognizes Marriages of Gay and Lesbian Binational Couples, Expanding Deportation Policy to LGBT Families

August 3rd, 2012

After a two-year campaign urging the Obama administration to stop the deportations of spouses of gay and lesbian Americans, we welcome the announcement by the[...]

Supreme Court Ruling on Arizona Law: A Win For Immigration Advocates, Decisive Blow to Anti-Immigrant Forces

Supreme Court Ruling on Arizona Law: A Win For Immigration Advocates, Decisive Blow to Anti-Immigrant Forces

June 25th, 2012

Statement by Lavi Soloway, Stop The Deportations - The DOMA Project: "Today's 5-3 Supreme Court ruling struck down most of the notorious Arizona immigration enforcement law[...]

Victory! Board of Immigration Appeals Refuses to Affirm Denials of Green Card Petitions Filed by Four Gay Couples, Remands for Determination on Eligibility of Marriages

Victory! Board of Immigration Appeals Refuses to Affirm Denials of Green Card Petitions Filed by Four Gay Couples, Remands for Determination on Eligibility of Marriages

June 19th, 2012

The DOMA Project has won an important, unprecedented victory in the fight for green cards for married gay and lesbian binational couples. In four separate[...]

The DOMA Project Reacts to Policy Granting Deferred Action and Employment Authorization to Dream Act Immigrants

The DOMA Project Reacts to Policy Granting Deferred Action and Employment Authorization to Dream Act Immigrants

June 15th, 2012

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano released a three-page memorandum directing U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs[...]

Press Release: Married Binational Lesbian Couple in Massachusetts Reacts to First Circuit DOMA Ruling

Press Release: Married Binational Lesbian Couple in Massachusetts Reacts to First Circuit DOMA Ruling

June 1st, 2012

Married Massachusetts lesbian couple fighting for greencard react to court ruling finding DOMA unconstitutional. Court ruling strengthens the case that the federal government must start[...]

Five Binational Couples File Lawsuit Challenging DOMA in Federal District Court in New York: Will Obama Administration Finally Implement Abeyance Policy?

Five Binational Couples File Lawsuit Challenging DOMA in Federal District Court in New York: Will Obama Administration Finally Implement Abeyance Policy?

April 2nd, 2012

  DOMA CHALLENGE BY FIVE BINATIONAL COUPLES FILED IN FEDERAL COURT IN THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK OBAMA ADMINISTRATION SHOULD IMMEDIATELY PUT A HOLD ON ALL[...]

Showdown with DOMA: Mark & Fred Meet With USCIS and Fight for Their Family at Green Card Interview in Philadelphia

Showdown with DOMA: Mark & Fred Meet With USCIS and Fight for Their Family at Green Card Interview in Philadelphia

January 10th, 2012

After 22 Years Together, Married Gay Couple With Four Adopted Children Fights For Their Marriage And Their Family In Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Mark Himes & Frédéric Deloizy Are[...]

Gay Binational Couple Challenges the Obama Administration: End DOMA Exile, Let us Come Home for the Holidays

Gay Binational Couple Challenges the Obama Administration: End DOMA Exile, Let us Come Home for the Holidays

December 19th, 2011

VIDEO: Gay Couple Challenges Hillary Clinton’s Pledge to Protect Human Rights of LGBT Persons Around the Globe LGBT Organizations Call on Secretary Napolitano to Bring Exiled Lesbian and[...]

Victory for Monica & Cristina! Government Closes Deportation Case Against Married Lesbian Couple in New York

Victory for Monica & Cristina! Government Closes Deportation Case Against Married Lesbian Couple in New York

December 6th, 2011

Immigration & Customs Enforcement Closes Deportation Case Against Argentinean Lesbian, Monica Alcota, Based on Ties to Community Including Marriage to her Spouse, Cristina Ojeda First Case[...]

Victory for Doug and Alex! Government Drops Deportation Proceedings Against Married Gay California Couple

Victory for Doug and Alex! Government Drops Deportation Proceedings Against Married Gay California Couple

August 20th, 2011

San Francisco Immigration Judge Grants Government Motion to Close Deportation Case Against Alex Benshimol We learned today that deportation proceedings that threatened to tear apart Alex[...]

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Stop The Deportations Teams Up With Lambda Legal: Fighting DOMA at the Board of Immigration Appeals

July 15th, 2011

Lambda Legal Files Amicus Brief To Urge Immigration Officials to Stop DOMA Deportation of Monica Alcota, and All Same-Sex Binational Couples Cristina Ojeda and Monica Alcota On[...]

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HISTORIC VICTORY: Immigration & Customs Enforcement Closes Deportation Proceedings Against Henry Velandia

June 29th, 2011

Josh and Henry have led the fight to stop the deportations of spouses of lesbian and gay American citizens Read our press release here. Link to this[...]

PRESS RELEASE: Married Gay Couples Challenge DOMA in Immigration Court

PRESS RELEASE: Married Gay Couples Challenge DOMA in Immigration Court

February 25th, 2011

Married Gay Couples Challenge DOMA in Immigration Courts Across the Country in a Concerted Effort to End Discrimination and Stop The Deportations of Spouses of[...]

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