Lawful Permanent Resident Status for Bi-National Same-Sex Couple
In what was only the second such case in the U.S., and first in New England, on July 19, 2013, attorney Roberto Gonzalez was able to obtain Lawful Permanent Resident Status for a bi-national same-sex couple.
In June 2013, the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). In so doing the door was finally opened for bi-national same-sex couples to apply for immigration benefits. In our case, a U.S. Citizen was married to a foreign national. Attorney Gonzalez’s Law Office prepared a visa Petition (Form I-130) and Adjustment of Status Application (Form I-485) based on the same-sex marriage. The couple and attorney Gonzalez attended an interview at the Citizenship and Immigration Service offices in Rhode Island on July 10, 2013, and 13 days later the applicant received his “green card.”
For a Providence Journal newspaper article on this case go to the following link: http://digital.olivesoftware.com/Olive/ODE/ProJo/LandingPage/LandingPage.aspx?href=VFBKLzIwMTMvMDkvMzA.&pageno=MQ..&entity=QXIwMDEwMg..&view=ZW50aXR5.
If you know bi-national same-sex couple who needs to apply for a “green card”, have them contact Attorney Roberto Gonzalez at Gonzalez Law Offices and make an appointment for a consultation.
Written by: Roberto Gonzalez