Same Sex Immigration: DOMA Prop 8 Decision Over-Turned

The Supreme court has finally deemed DOMA  unconstitutional. For a long time, same sex couples were forced to either choose between their homeland, or their spouses. Same sex couples have faced a long and hard battle to be able to stay together. same sex immigration

Same-sex couples will now be eligible to receive all the same benefits any other couple receives. They will be entitled to; sponsor their spouses, tax breaks, social security and health benefits.

What is DOMA?

DOMA was signed into law under President Bill Clinton on September 21, 1996. It calls for unequal treatment of legally married same-sex couples, selectively depriving them of the almost 1,200 protections and responsibilities that marriage triggers at the federal level.

Under DOMA, married same-sex couples are denied a long list of important protections and responsibilities, including Social Security survivor benefits, immigration rights, family and medical leave, and the ability to pool resources as a family without unfair taxation.

This does not mean that all states will allow same-sex marriages, so there are still quite a few obstacles out there for same-sex couples but the country is now steps closer to treating a same sex marriage like any other.

DOMA has been ruled unconstitutional 10 times. Although not every state will allow a same sex marriage all Federal programs must recognize the marriage as being like any other.

Equality under the law, finally one step closer.

Have You Considered Niren & Associates?

Here at Niren and Associates we take pride in our clients and our work. If you are same-sex couple looking to immigrate to Canada we are here to help. Give us a call and one of our immigration intake specialists will assist you with booking a consultation.


About Fadi Minawi

Fadi primarily practices in US Immigration Law. He assists with matters relating to business immigration (including: relocation, expansion, investments, and work visas), litigation, admissibility issues, customs forfeitures and other cross-border issues. Fadi is also a criminal defense attorney and can assist with criminal matters in the US. Read more

  • Pavel

    Information on immigration of England

    I had applied for asylum in London in April 2012 and was forcibly inserted in prison /16/05/2012 at Dover Immigration Removal Centre, for (3) three days, then on “Harmondsworth Immigration Removal Centre”, for two months, prior immigration experience 20/05/2012, let me back in Bulgaria!
    Imprisonment “Harmondsworth Immigration Removal Centre”, I was moved to Linh House Cardiff, for /3/ three weeks, Arabs, then in Wrexham. I’m back with the Arab and I do not want to be with these people, it said the authorities of immigration, immigration, again I want to return to Bulgaria, despite the problems at home. –If I do not return to Bulgaria it because I do not want immigration would put me back in prison for dangerous illegal immigrants, which is wrong.
    Power of England is bad and violates my rights !
    I do not employ or anything, just put me in prison and I keep my documents – passport, identity card and driving license.
    I proved to immigration that I have problems that I attacked, and I sent them an email, websites which contain information about LGBT life in Bulgaria and producer for which I worked in gay films was convicted. — Because there is no law LGBT Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transsexual in Bulgaria.
    During the time when I was in the refugee camps (so-called prison) I made and asking questions of EU citizens and citizens of non European Union -what you have here in this prison? Citizens shall I explain that apply for asylum while others say they have lived in the UK legally five years and some say they were fifteen years without any issue them and is a public document, also shared that when you apply for asylum gave them and then brings them back immigration in prison for refugees. – This is for European citizens and citizens of non European countries !
    For most immigrants, asylum seekers, immigration of England refused to grant asylum
    Immigration of England, gives bad advice and detain the asylum seeker as he wants ticket home country, rather than to solve the problem of the immigrant. — This is also where EU citizens who do not have a work permit and immigration Unable to dump them into immigrants in prison!
    Me, I turn and give me a work permit or anything, but keep my documents!
    I made the suggestion that if you do not want to accept me no problem with that – only I want to transfer the case to another state or if not possible, to send me back to Bulgaria and give me some money with which to buy a ticket another country, and that, I quit forever from England and it will not come back or want something, but did not reach consensus and understanding.
    Instead of a work permit as a citizen of Europe, the authorities in England, obliges me every Friday to sign into police!
    The attention of those who apply for asylum and giving your citizenship!
    This is very serious, you opt out of your citizenship, by considering authorities of England, how you play with immigrants and their infringing
    What is important to know you
    You have to understand the other in Europe, England, the rules on asylum also asked each other, and like you before you, and that is if you have a document to prove that you have problems in the country, not scored any document that immigration will require you to specifying the on and share what you’re telling the truth about you, her / it were / was persecuted / prosecuted because this country will abuse and will break more rights
    Even if you have documents, which prove that you are a persecuted and immigration oblige you specifying the documents relating to it, do not sign!
    I am convinced that most of the immigrants do not have that document in question because of the Member that we / you run / run, the government would not issue such a document would be responsible
    Comments will not do, on countries’ policies and authorities except only want to say that the authorities of the Member said that immigration of immigrants is one of the biggest problems – I can say that the problems in the world, is entirely due to The authorities of the states and not the citizens and refugees!
    I applied for asylum and was transferred from Cardiff to Wrexham.
    “Wrexham Refugee Council” does not help me with anything, and I do not allow, forbid me to come, instead of helping.
    “Wrexham Refugee Council” is located at Trinity House Trinity Street Wrexham LL11 1NL
    Someone can tell you – what are those people who is dealing with immigrants?
    2. On 10/10/2010 I was again inserted in prison for immigrants – without a problem I did!
    Immigration comes at 7: 00 am on asylum was granted to me for about two months. They arrested me and took me to a police station for one night, then I was taken to Brook House Immigration Removal Centre – [imprisonment for immigrants).
    Immigration confiscate my money that I kept my ticket and arrest they asked me who pays the house – I said that the law authorities assist and support immigrants who have applied for asylum – those who are persecuted!
    On 26.10.2012 immigration at the airport tried again I returned to Bulgaria without wanting to document their schedules that they wanted to document specifying the first of their experience when they tried to remove me … All immigrants to the authorities in England, makes denial of asylum, immigration from the airport, threatening that they would send two bodyguards to board the plane and that is not oriented to aircraft will be beaten – I was threatened by immigration, although what I got on the plane and was returned to prison closed doors – without food for one day! This happens with others, even some fighting with immigration, chasing them and gives them just the ticket, no money. From FRS and Refugee Action, said we support and give them money – FRS and Refugee Action denial and do not give them money!
    Again on 02.11.2012, Immigration me strength to get back in Bulgaria and I went back for me in jail.

    From an immigrant prison told me that he lived ten years legally and authorities of England, took his documents – that Mr. does not of European type, said he caught a small amount of a drug! For possession of drug authorities of England wants to deport him – that told me this gentleman! Says also that he has a family, wife and child! In this regard, I can say that it is wrong to be stripped of the documents and be deported – this is in violation of his rights!
    – For those that are in violation, I can say that can be put in jail, then serving his sentence, but not to be withdrawn documents to be deported – what makes the power of England is in their policy!

    For another citizen from Pakistan – the same who says he has applied for asylum submitted a document to a document, it is proved that it is haunted, however, the government of England, deny safe haven!

    For those who gave them shelter before, people say that harbor them for two or three months and then return them to prison for immigrants!

    New asylum seekers are refusing to asylum and immigration puts them in jail, and then tries to deport them!

    Asylum which was given to me for two months, is marked with plate that is sold!

    At this address, one woman living in Africa – the same lady has applied for asylum and was placed along with her younger son, downstairs. The woman said that her husband is an Englishman, and from which a beautiful child, however, the government does not give them documents !
    The power of England persecuted they deprive foreigners applied for asylum in order to collect the money for them to be issued by EU budget
    was sent to Bulgaria on 11.03.2012 will not help, with men four people sent by the government of England! The power of England, gave me my documents – passport, identity card, license to drive a motor vehicle, a birth certificate and a certificate of professional qualification

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