The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and Immigration

The Defense of Marriage Act, commonly known as DOMA, was overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2013. As a result, many federal laws that once applied to only heterosexual couples now equally apply to same-sex couples.

In the area of immigration, this means that same-sex couples are able to apply for fiancé(e) and spouse visas and take advantage of other rights under immigration law. Additionally, as of June 2015, same-sex marriage is legal throughout the United States. Couples married anywhere across the nation are now eligible for immigration benefits.

The law is constantly changing and evolving. One immigration challenge that many same-sex couples can face is obtaining sufficient documentation of their relationship, particularly for fiancé(e)s. Our attorneys will work to find creative solutions to your documentation and immigration issues. If you are in a same-sex relationship and need assistance with an immigration issue, you need to work with a knowledgeable and experienced immigration attorney.

At Robichaud & Alcántara, our Minneapolis immigration attorneys have decades of combined experience handling immigration issues. We are committed to helping you and your loved ones take advantage of the new changes in the law, and we have the experience to handle any immigration issue from the beginning through to approval.