Same Sex Immigration Issues


Same-sex couples often have more struggles and hoops to go through in order to live together in the U.S. Great strides have been made in the assurance of same-sex partners obtaining green cards, however there are still many problems to face when one partner is a foreign national. Hykel Law is experienced in handling these issues and can help you find a solution.

As recently as June of 2013, the US Supreme Court struck down DOMA – the Defense of Marriage Act – citing it as unconstitutional. This means that U.S. Immigration authorities and USCIS officials must not unlawfully discriminate against same-sex married couples who request a green card. Because our emphasis is on immigration law, Hykel Law is able to assist same-sex couples with these complex issues. We are among only a handful of immigration law firms who can help prepare the same-sex marriage immigration petitions, as well as offering support in case of any haggling by immigration officials. LGBT persons are also eligible to file a battered spouse petition for a green card (VAWA) if he/she has been a victim of abuse or extreme cruelty by his/her spouse.

Our same-sex immigration lawyer is knowledgeable about all of the issues faced by same-sex couples who want to live in the U.S. We can handle cases for:

  • Both unmarried and married same-sex couples
  • Transgender partnerships
  • LGBT couples from countries around the globe
  • Person facing removal or deportation proceedings
  • Individuals needing sexuality-based asylum

Although there are never any guarantees in immigration matters, the most recent changes in laws have made it easier for Hykel Law to step up and help LGBT individuals, couples and their families to stay together, which is what we are passionate about. We have tremendous experience and a high rate of success in resolving same-sex immigration matters throughout the Greater Philadelphia and Southern NJ areas.



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Employment & Investment Visas

Although it often comes with controversy, immigration into the United States has always played a major role in the strength of its economy. Perhaps no one understands this more than the residents of Philadelphia, where the Liberty Bell still welcomes foreigners to one of the richest historical communities of our country.


Family Visas

Not knowing or understanding the system and laws of the U.S. can be a disadvantage for many foreign immigrants who wish to obtain permanent residency in the United States, either for themselves or for their loved ones. Hykel Law’s Family-Based Immigration Services can lead you through the complicated process to achieve either temporary or permanent residency, depending on your situation.


Deportation Defense

Are you afraid of deportation? If you are a foreign national involved in the beginning stages of removal proceedings, the deportation attorney at Hykel Law in Philadelphia can help prevent this unfortunate situation. We can evaluate your immigration case and find the best strategy to defend you from removal proceedings to help you stay in the United States.

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