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Sonia Col & Associates was one of the first firms to successfully represent transgender petitioner in a immediate relative immigration case

Sonia Col & Associates filed the case with legacy INS in the early 2000’s, well before the Supreme Court’s decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, and under the then prevailing Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 and adjudication field manual which explicitly prevented “sexual deviates” from entering the US. Our team prepared a brief in support of the couple’s pending immediate relative petition and adjustment of status application and advocated for approval of the case to the INS examiner who took our argument to senior management and returned approvals of both petition and adjustment of status application.