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Eli Kantor is a labor, employment and immigration law attorney. He has been practicing labor, employment and immigration law for more than 36 years. He has been featured in articles about labor, employment and immigration law in the L.A. Times, Business Week.com and Daily Variety. He is a regular columnist for the Daily Journal. Telephone (310)274-8216; eli@elikantorlaw.com. For more information, visit beverlyhillsimmigrationlaw.com and and beverlyhillsemploymentlaw.com


Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Delay Sought for Visa Cases That Involve Same-Sex Spouses

By Julia Preston
December 10, 2012

In a letter to the White House on Monday, more than 50 gay rights and immigrant advocacy groups asked President Obama to delay immigration cases involving Americans who are seeking legal residency visas, known as green cards, for their foreign-born spouses of the same sex until the Supreme Court issues a ruling on same-sex marriage next year. Under the federal Defense of Marriage Act, a same-sex marriage cannot be a valid basis for federal benefits, including immigration documents. Administration officials have been denying applications for green cards for foreign-born same-sex spouses of American citizens. On Friday, the Supreme Court agreed to hear two cases involving same-sex marriages, including a direct challenge to the federal law. The groups are asking the administration to postpone decisions on green card applications from gay couples until the court rules.

1 comment:

Fly said...

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