Ever since the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2013 decision in United States v. Windsor, same-sex married couples hold the same rights as heterosexual couples when it comes to immigration.
One of the most common ways prospective immigrants commit fraud in the U.S. is through the marriage visa program. Because of this, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is vigilant about examining and reviewing those cases involving marriage of a foreign national to a U.S. citizen. If you are planning to marry someone who is a citizen of the United States, you should be prepared for a complex and often tedious process.
If you are an immigrant, deportation is always a potential risk until you receive full citizenship. While a green card offers you a certain amount of security and stability to establish a life in the United States, many crimes can still be punishable by deportation—even after you become a lawful permanent resident.