The Department of Justice confirms DOMA no longer an impediment to immigration benefits for same-sex couples

On July 17, 2013, in the Matter of Oleg B. Zeleniak, the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) issued a decision confirming that I-130 petitions on behalf of same-sex spouses (legally married in states recognizing same-sex marriages) are valid. The decision confirms that DOMA is no longer an impediment to legally married same-sex couples seeking immigration benefits.

If you are legally married to your same-sex spouse and would like to seek immigration benefits on his/her behalf, please contact our office today.

Read the decision here.