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Immigration Law

As a nationally recognized LGBTQ+ advocate and resource, Giampolo Law Group is proud to assist LGBTQ+ couples in navigating the new rights available both in and out of same-sex marriage jurisdictions. Named as a top 25 LGBTQ-owned business in the Philadelphia Business Journal, we are passionate, knowledgeable, and understanding about the unique circumstances of our LGBTQ+ clients.

With the overturn of the Defense of Marriage Act and the Obergefell v Hodges marriage equality ruling, U.S. citizens and permanent residents can now sponsor their same-sex partners. Gay and lesbian U.S. citizens may immediately begin petitioning for their fiancés living overseas, and both citizens and residents can now start the immigration process for their foreign-born spouses.

Citizenship Naturalization

Today, immigrants hoping to come to America pot are not always met with welcoming arms—a sentiment familiar to many LGBTQ+ individuals. Achieving citizenship in the United States is considered one of the most difficult citizenship processes worldwide.  There are many approaches to earning citizenship and the exhaustive process requires an attorney that is up-to-date on immigration legislation and has the experience and understanding to guide your process and present you to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

As LGBTQ+ advocacy leaders familiar with current legislation and developments, GLG has a thorough understanding of the necessary application forms, legal processes, and stipulations that will help you achieve citizenship naturalization in the United States of America.

Employment-Based Visas

The United States was founded for, and prides itself on, its diversity and work ethic, and makes available approximately 140,000 employment-based immigrant visas each year to qualified applicants under the provision of U.S. immigration law.

Family-Based Visas

At GLG, we understand and value family.  The USCIS has many different routes available through which one can help immigrate their family to the United States.  Not only are we well-versed in making this happen quickly, we are also able to assist your family in obtaining the qualifications necessary to work in the United States and travel comfortably in and out of the country.  We provide extensive consultation to you and your family to prepare you for the interview process.  Furthermore, we are excited to announce that same-sex spouses of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents, along with their minor children, are now eligible for the same immigration benefits as opposite-sex spouses!  Having been active in the LGBTQ+ community since start-up, Giampolo Law Group is extensively prepared to assist same-sex couples in the immigration process.

  • Adjustment of Status & Consular processing
  • Fiancé(e) petitions
  • Immediate Relative Petitions (unlimited distribution)
  • Preference petitions (limited distribution)
  • Widow petitions
  • Applications under the Violence
  • Against Women Act
  • 245(i) Eligibility
  • Child Status Protection Act

Deportation Defense

The removal proceedings are a very complex process and can be the result of a number of things—whether one is being expelled for unlawful entry, criminal charges, or an expired visa. GLG is prepared to investigate and challenge the allegations brought forth by the court, and fight for your right to stay in the United States.

  • Cancellation of Removal
  • Adjustment of Status
  • Deferred Action
  • Asylum
  • Withholding of Removal
  • Deferral of Removal under the Convention Against Torture

Having been active in the LGBTQ+ community since start-up, Giampolo Law Group is extensively prepared to assist same-sex couples in the immigration process.

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