How to file I 589?

Asked over 1 year ago - New York, NY

I and my partner moved to the US six months ago, and we married in NYC. We are a gay couple. We are preparing document to apply for asylum, and we are confused if we should file separate forms I 589 or just one.

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  1. Stephen D. Berman

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    Answered . Since the Department of Homeland Security does not recognize gay couples as married, you must file separately.

    The above is intended only as general information, and does not constitute legal advice. You must speak with an... more
  2. Gintare Grigaite

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    Answered . For now, DOMA is the law, which means that Federal government does not recognize your marriage. Therefore, as of now, you would be required to file two separate applications, if you qualify. Make sure you have an experienced immigration lawyer to represent you.

    Contact immigration lawyer Gintare Grigaite, Esq. of Grigaite & Abdelsayed, LLC at 201-471-7989, located in New... more
  3. Giacomo Jacques Behar

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    Answered . Since Federal does not recognize gay marriages, each of you must file his/her individual Asylum application.

    Behar Intl. Counsel 619.234.5962 Kindly be advised that the answer above is only general in nature cannot be... more
  4. Norma Lorenzo

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    Answered . Hi hope that you are well. Unfortunately, you will need to file separate forms. Good Luck!

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