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Thursday, June 27, 2013

USCIS to review denied family petitions filed by same-sex binational couples

USCIS will act on certain family based immigrant petitions (I-130) based on the recent Supreme Court decision on DOMA. In his keynote speech today at the 2013 AILA annual conference, USCIS Director Mayorkas stated that his agency has kept a list of all denied I-130 petitions filed by same-sex binational couples since Feb. 2011. These cases will be reviewed based on the recent Supreme Court's decision

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