LGBTQ+ Immigration

  • Same Sex Marriage
  • Persecution for gender identity
Same Sex Marriage

The U.S. Supreme Court’s federal marriage equality decision in 2013 (United States v. Windsor) means that same-sex marriages are treated the same as heterosexual marriages for immigration purposes under U.S. law.

LGBTQ+ U.S. Citizens and Green Card holders can therefore apply for a marriage-based green card for their foreign national spouses.

At the Mira Law Group we have helped many same sex marriage couples with their cases.

Persecution for gender identity

Gender identity persecution is when someone is harmed or persecuted based on their gender identity because they are transexual, transgender or do not conform to traditional gender stereotypes.

Persecution can include threats, attacks, beatings, sexual assault and abuse, mental abuse, and severe economic harm.

People can seek asylum or other forms of protection if they believe they have been victims of these types of abuse.

It is always best to seek legal advice before submitting any information to USCIS or other agencies in the U.S.

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