Homeland Security: Working to Implement Greencards and Visas for Gay Couples

Secretary of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano issued a statement regarding immigration after the Defense of Marriage Act or DOMA was struck down as unconstitutional by the Supreme Court this morning. “I applaud today’s Supreme Court decision in United States v. Windsor holding that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional. This discriminatory law denied

DOMA STRUCK DOWN : Can I get a Green Card?

This morning the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a 5-4 decision ruling the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional. Justice Kennedy wrote the majority opinion writing that “the federal statute is invalid, for no legitimate purpose overcomes the purpose and effect to disparage and to injure those whom the State, by its marriage laws, sought to

Deferred Action Video

Deferred Action Video

US Citizenship and Immigration Services has posted a new video that clearly explains the Deferred Action process. While USCIS provides a great amount of information for individuals to apply for DACA on their own, I reccomended that those not famliar with immigration law consult with an immigration attorney or a BIA accredited community based organization before

USCIS Launches Online Immigration System, USCIS ELIS

Finally, US Citizenship and Immigration Service is entering the 21st century! USCIS has created a system to allow for online processing of certain USCIS forms. This will certainly help streamline the immigration process and hopefully cut down  processing time and costs! I look forward to using this system but I am sure that it will have

How Can I Become A Citizen?

For many immigrants, the final step in the quest for the American Dream is to become an American citizen. Benefits of Being a United States Citizen Citizens have the right to vote, thus help to strengthen our democracy and lobby for their interests. Citizens can obtain a United States Passport, making travel much easier as