The Schmidt Law Group is a full service immigration law firm in San Francisco, California, Attorney Christian Schmidt is experienced in handling an array of American Immigration and Nationality Law aspects and offers innovative approaches to family immigration, strategies for work visas, and all avenues towards permanent residence (green card) as well as deportation defense.
We are committed to providing quality and efficient assistance with integrity, leaving no stone unturned, in obtaining the best results possible. We constantly monitor developments in ever-changing immigration laws and regulations and use state-of-the-art technology for research as well as client communications and case management.
NEWS ALERT: Implementation of Supreme Court Ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act On June 26, 2013, The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Defense of Marriage Act was unconstitutional. DOMA had been cited as the main reason that the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) previously denied green cards and other immigration benefits to legally married same-sex couples.
On July 3, 2013, The Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano directed USCIS to review immigrant visa petitions filed on behalf of same-sex spouses in the same manner as those filed on behalf of opposite-sex spouses. The directive is effective immediately and means that U.S. citizens can now apply for their same-sex spouses to be granted a green card.
We have guided hundreds of families through the process of obtaining permanent resident status (green card) through marriage and frequently represent clients at green card interviews throughout the San Francisco Bay Area before the USCIS District Offices in San Francisco, Sacramento, and San Jose. We look forward to putting forth our experience and assist the LGBT community in taking another step towards equality.
We welcome your questions and look forward to assisting you in achieving your goals when it comes to immigration. For more information, inquire about a specific issue, or to schedule a consultation click here..