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Love Wins: Celebrating a Major Win for Love and Equality!

same sex marriage

In the spirit of Pride Month this June, we are thrilled to share a heartwarming success story from our firm, highlighting the power of love and commitment. Recently, we had the privilege of assisting a newly married same-sex couple in their journey to secure a marriage-based green card. This milestone was achieved in just eight months, and remarkably, their case was approved without the need for an interview.

Understanding Marriage-Based Petitions

Marriage-based green card petitions allow a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident to sponsor their foreign spouse for permanent residency. This process involves demonstrating the bona fides of the marriage, meaning that the relationship is genuine and not entered into for immigration benefits. This can include providing evidence such as joint financial records, photos together, personal affidavits, and more.

The process typically involves submitting a variety of forms and documents, undergoing background checks, and sometimes attending an interview with a USCIS officer. For many couples, especially those facing unique challenges, this can be a stressful and complex process.

Overcoming Challenges Hand in Hand

Our recent success story involves a same-sex couple who faced significant challenges along their journey. With limited family support, they had difficulty gathering traditional evidence to prove their marriage was genuine. Despite these obstacles, their love and dedication to each other remained strong.

When they approached us for help, we knew we had to think creatively and strategically. We worked closely with them to compile a strong case, focusing on the unique aspects of their relationship. This included providing detailed affidavits from friends and colleagues, evidence of shared financial responsibilities, and other documentation that showcased the depth and sincerity of their commitment to each other.

Our Role in Their Journey

At LaGrone Law, we understand the difficulties of the immigration process and the importance of detailed, thorough preparation. For this couple, we meticulously prepared their application, ensuring that every aspect of their relationship was well-documented. Our strategic approach paid off, as their application was approved swiftly in just eight months and with no interview.

This achievement is particularly notable because, while it has become more common since COVID-19 for marriage-based green card petitions to be approved without an interview, it typically only occurs for the most complete and thoroughly prepared applications. Our preparation and attention to detail were crucial in demonstrating the authenticity of their relationship to USCIS.

This story is a testament to the triumph of love over adversity. We are incredibly proud to have played a role in this couple's journey to a new beginning. Their success inspires us to continue our work, helping other LGTBQ+ couples and individuals navigate the often daunting path of immigration.

This Could Be You!

At LaGrone Law, we are experienced in guiding clients through the immigration process, ensuring every i is dotted and every t is crossed. We believe that love is love, and we are here to support you every step of the way.

If you or someone you know needs assistance with immigration, we are here to help. What are you waiting for? Contact us today, and let's start your journey towards a better future together. Love knows no borders, and we are here to help you make your dreams a reality.

Call our office at 678-250-5449 or fill in the 'Contact Us' form below.

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