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Hardship Issues for the GLBT Immigrant Spouse in Removal Proceedings

October 29, 2013|Contributed by: Joseph Law Firm

Contributed by Bryon Large, Senior Attorney The concept of hardship under United States immigration law is considered at varying levels, depending on the benefit an immigrant is seeking.  In removal (deportation) proceedings, relief from removal can be sought in some circumstances when various...

Managing Previous Opposite-Sex Relationships in Current Same-Sex Marriages

October 15, 2013|Contributed by: Joseph Law Firm

Contributed by Bryon Large, Senior Attorney A recurring theme amongst immigration practitioners working on same-sex couple cases is how to handle previous heterosexual marriages and relationships. The concern lies with the allegation of a previous fraudulent straight marriage, particularly...

Documenting Same-Sex Relationships

September 10, 2013|Contributed by: Joseph Law Firm

Contributed by Bryon Large, Senior Attorney Throughout family-based immigration, applicants are frequently required to prove the familial relationship from which they are seeking benefits.  This can be as easy as showing a birth certificate or DNA test to demonstrate a parent-child relationship,...

6 Lesser-Known Benefits of LGBT Immigration

September 4, 2013|Contributed by: Joseph Law Firm

Contributed by Bryon Large, Senior Attorney Since the Windsor v. United States decision striking down the Defense of Marriage Act (“DOMA”), many people have become familiar with the immigrant benefits for same-sex couples married in jurisdictions that recognize marriage equality, such as...