Immigration Benefits for Same-Sex Couples after DOMA’s Demise

Admin Santos Immigration/ April 22, 2013

In the landmark case, United States v. Windsor (2013), the Supreme Court struck down Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (1996), or DOMA – which had defined marriage as between a man and a woman only.  Under this provision of DOMA, same-sex couples were denied access to hundreds of federal programs and benefits available to heterosexual couples, including immigration benefits. 

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Yet Another Example of Our Broken Immigration System

Admin Santos Immigration/ February 12, 2012

Immigration reform is once again stalled, despite the fact that politicians on both sides of the aisle acknowledge that our immigration system is broken. There are a number of signs that the current immigration system is failing. Case in point: the backlog in immigration courts across the nation with over 350,000 ongoing deportation cases each year in a country where

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