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BIA Issues Decision Confirming Marriage Petitions for Same-Sex Spouses Are Permitted

On July 17, 2013, the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) issued a decision confirming that I-130 petitions concerning same-sex couples who are legally married may be approved. This decision solidifies the interpretation of the Department of Justice that DOMA is no longer an impediment to legally married same-sex couples seeking immigration benefits.

If you are legally married to your same-sex spouse and would like to seek immigration benefits, please contact our office today.

Read the decision here.