Immigration After Windsor: Benefits, Pitfalls, and Open Questions for Lesbian and Gay Immigrant Families in a Post-DOMA World

  • Immigration

On June 26, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court declared Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unconstitutional, opening a path to immigration benefits for same-sex families for the first time ever. Now that several months have passed, we have a better understanding of what is going well for immigration applicants and what issues remain.

Please join Victoria Neilson, legal director, and Michael Sisitzky, staff attorney, at Immigration Equality, a national organization that advocates for full equality under U.S. immigration law for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and HIV-positive individuals and their families, for a free one-hour briefing. Topics to be discussed include:

  • Agency guidance issued since the DOMA decision
  • Anecdotes from clients and practitioners: what's going well and what isn't?
  • Challenging cases and possible strategies
  • LGBT family issues that are not solved by the end of DOMA

Registration is free at PLI.

  • CLE Credit Comments: NY: 1 Professional Practice
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