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Whether you are seeking a green card through family or an employer, the Department of State and US Citizenship & Immigration Services recently made significant changes to the October 2015 Visa Bulletin that may impact you. The Visa Bulletin is issued by the US Department of State monthly to inform applicants where they stand in the green card waiting lines.

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Our office frequently files immigration applications under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) for immigrants who are dependent on abusive family members for their immigration status. An abused spouse, child or parent of a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident (green card holder) may file an I-360 Self-Petition under VAWA. The following are some of the most common questions we hear about VAWA cases:

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The Supreme Court recently dealt a blow to immigrant families hoping for a detailed explanation of a visa denial and the opportunity to challenge that denial in court. On June 15, 2015, the Supreme Court upheld a long-standing doctrine known as "consular non-reviewability." That's a fancy way of saying that any visa decisions—including denials—by U.S. State Department consular officers cannot be reviewed by a court.

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It seems hard to believe today that before 1990 United States immigration law allowed exclusion of foreign national LGBT individuals from the United States on moral grounds. On June 26, 2015, the United States Supreme Court ruled, in Obergefell v. Hodges, that same-sex couples have a right to marry throughout the entire United States and its unincorporated territories.

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