Class In DOMA Case Calls Work Permit Process 'Total Scam'
By Matthew Heller
Law360, Los Angeles (September 10, 2013, 7:53 PM EDT) -- A class of immigrants in binational same-sex marriages who were denied employment benefits based on the Defense of Marriage Act urged a California federal judge Tuesday to compel the U.S. government to issue them work permits expeditiously, saying the government's administrative procedures were a “total scam.”
Class counsel Peter Schey said U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services denied benefits to approximately 7,000 immigrants, citing DOMA's definition of marriage as between a a man and a woman, and even though the U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled the law...