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CA6 strikes down widow penalty (Updated 8/13/09)

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The court concludes that a “surviving alien-spouse” is a “spouse” within the meaning of the “immediate relative” provision of the INA.
Counsel of record is Cathy Shibley.
Decision courtesy of Brent Renison.
(Lockhart v. Napolitano, 4/8/09. Amended 7/20/09).