On June 26, 2013 the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) paving the way for same-sex couples to become eligible for some federal benefits as legally married dependents. These benefits could include tax status (which was the point of the original court case) health insurance, immigration just to name a few. This information session will focus on immigration benefits extended to legally married same-sex couples. Benefits could include obtaining immigrant (green card) or non-immigrant (F-1, J-1, H-1B) visa status.
We are delighted to have immigration attorney David Ware from the law firm Ware|Gasparian http://david-ware.com/as our special speaker for this event. Mr. Ware (a Yale graduate) has over 30 years of experience in representing universities and their students, faculty, and staff, as well as companies and individuals. He has for many years been selected to the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, selected as one of the Best Lawyers in America since 2000. In 2008, he was elected to Who’s Who International’s Top Corporate Immigration Attorneys. He regularly serves as an expert speaker and author, and has won several awards for his work with the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and NAFSA: Association of International Educators.
This session will give an update on government agencies that have established a process to request immigration benefits, and review the various forms and supporting documents that may be required.
Office of International Students and Scholars at Yale University
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