“To that end, effective immediately, I have directed U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to review immigration visa petitions filed on behalf of a same-sex spouse in the same manner as those filed on behalf of an opposite-sex spouse.” – Statement from Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano
Read the entire statement including a short FAQ here.
Some of the highlights over the past year include:
More than 400 USCIS employment-based immigration officers trained on startup businesses and the environment for early-stage innovation; and
More than 100 USCIS officers receiving additional specialized training to handle entrepreneur and startup cases.