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BIA Rejects USCIS "DOMA Denial" of Green Card Petition

May 14, 2013

"Just before Mother’s Day this North Carolina family learned that the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) rejected the denial of the marriage-based green card petition they had filed last year. The BIA sent the case back to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Field Office in Charlotte, North Carolina for further processing with orders to conduct complete fact-finding, including an interview, to determine whether they would be eligible for a green card if not for Section 3 of DOMA. This is the thirteenth time that a married same-sex binational couple, participating in The DOMA Project’s pro bono legal challenge to DOMA, has received a “remand” from the BIA after the USCIS denied their green card case because of DOMA." - The DOMA Project

"The DOMA Project" campaign was launched in October 2010 by a group of married binational couples working with attorneys Lavi Solowy and Noemi Masliah, who are founders of immigration Equality and partners in the law firm, Masliah & Soloway. The purpose of this campaign is to raise awareness of the crule impact of the Defense of Marriage Act(DOMA) on married gay and lesbian binational couples and to bring an end to that discrimination.

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