According to an article on  “The Senate approved a measure on Tuesday that would end what has become known as the “widow penalty” — the government’s practice of annulling foreigners’ applications for permanent residency when their American spouses die before the marriage is two years old.”

While we await Comprehensive Immigration Reform, Congress is moving in the right direction by amending portions of our immigration laws that lack common-sense.  Deporting someone because their US Citizen spouse has died illustrates the lack of logic and compassion that permeates many of our immigration laws.

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Author: Bradley Maged

I'm Brad Maged, an immigration lawyer in Boston, Massachusetts. I help people who want to live and work in the United States and companies that wish to employ them. This blog provides opinion and information on developments in immigration law. Thanks for reading!

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