Month: September 2013

Gay marriage immigration is moving forward

When Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was overturned by the Supreme Court, same-sex couples could confer immigration benefits. DOMA had formerly prevented same-sex couples from receiving the benefits of marriage under federal law. Now, however, when a citizen marries a legal permanent resident, or noncitizen, marriage benefits apply. In fact, visa …

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Many eligible residents avoid applying for citizenship

Many legal permanent residents of the U.S., also known as green card-holders, are eligible to apply for citizenship. However, only a small percentage actually do so. For many, immigration and naturalization are daunting processes. Some eligible residents are unaware of the benefits of citizenship, USA Today reported. Between learning to speak English, filing paper work, paying …

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