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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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Attorney Marshall Cohen elected to Chapter Chair, and Attorney Sarah Owing elected to First Vice-Chair.

Antonini & Cohen Immigration Law Group is proud to announce the election of two of our attorneys to the Executive Committee of the Georgia-Alabama Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).

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