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Senate Approves New Immigration Bill

On Behalf of | Jul 1, 2013 | New Immigration Laws |

Last week saw two major new developments in immigration law.  One was the passage of Bill S744 by the Senate, which offers an eventual pathway to citizenship for the millions of people out of status.  The second equally, if not arguably more important, newsworthy item was the Supreme Court’s decision in United States v. Windsor, in which the highest court in the land struck down Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).  The import of this decision is groundbreaking, as it extends federal benefits to same sex binational couples. We will post more information on the significance of these two topics in the near future.