Entries by Julie Oliver-Zhang

Meiwah Reopening- Coronavirus and the Immigrant Population

Dear Friends,Great news, Meiwah is reopening today!  Like so many local businesses that have been impacted by Covid-19, particularly Asian restaurants, Meiwah Restaurant in Chevy Chase had stopped operating in April.  Larry La, the owner of the restaurant, is a Vietnamese-Chinese refugee who arrived in the US decades ago.  For nearly 20 years, the restaurant has […]

Zantac Recall Cancer Lawsuit Update

Zantac Recall Cancer Lawsuit Update, April 3, 2020: By Julie Oliver-Zhang, Esq. and Rachel Wei, Esq. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced on April 1, 2020 that it is requesting manufacturers to immediately withdraw all prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) ranitidine drugs, commonly known as Zantac, from the market. A contaminant known as N-Nitrosodimethylamine […]

Supreme Court Decides to Clean House on LGBT Right to Marry: Immigration Equal Rights to Same-Sex Couples May Soon Be Nationwide

“A house divided against itself cannot stand.“~ Abraham Lincoln A historical transformation is upon us.  On January 16, 2015, the Supreme Court granted review to a string of state decisions in United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.  The Sixth Circuit decided that several states’ prohibitions on same-sex marriage are legal.  Those states include Ohio, Tennessee, Kentucky […]

Supreme Court Denies Review of National Gay Marriage Equality- Foreign Immigrant Same-Sex Spouses Now Free to Marry in Five More States  

By Julie Oliver-Zhang, Esq. & Amanda Utterback, J.D. On Tuesday, October 6th, 2014, a historical moment for gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgendered individuals came to pass in America. The United States Supreme Court voted to not review the seven petitions requesting the consideration of a national constitutional right to same-sex marriage. This refusal by the […]

Supreme Court May Consider National Gay Marriage Equality – What Does This Mean For Foreign Immigrant Same-Sex Spouses?

By Julie Oliver-Zhang, Esq. & Amanda Utterback, J.D. Next week, the United States Supreme Court will decide whether it will weigh in on the validity of a national constitutional right to same-sex marriage.  While the implications of this decision for gays and lesbians in America are immediately apparent, it is also important to understand its significance […]

Oliver-Zhang Law Broadens LGBT Immigration Outreach to Chinese Immigrant Communities Across the United States

By Julie Oliver-Zhang, Esq. In many cultures, the topic of sexual orientation is still a taboo subject, even among close family and friends.  Most countries have not legalized same-sex marriage.  In Russia, for example, gays and lesbians still face extreme discrimination and persecution.  Just last May, Chinese government arrested LGBT activists who were handing out […]

Texas Gay Marriage Ban Struck as Unconstitutional – Huge Step in Immigration Equality

By Julie Oliver-Zhang, Esq. February 26, 2014 “Equal treatment of all individuals under the law is not merely an aspiration, it is a constitutional mandate. Consequently, equal protection is at the heart of our legal system and is essential for the existence of a free society.” Our LGBT clients often ask our attorneys if they […]

Knocking Down the Barricades of Discrimination: Same-Sex Marriage Equality Upheld in Oklahoma

June 15, 3014 By Julie Oliver-Zhang, Esq. Victory was celebrated this Tuesday by gay rights supporters as Oklahoma joined one of two other federal courts, Utah and California, which have struck down a ban against same-sex marriage as unconstitutional.  In the decision, Judge Terence C. Kern of United States District Court for the Northern District of […]

BREAKING NEWS: Utah Same-Sex Marriages Recognized by USCIS for Immigration Benefits

January 10, 2014 By Julie Oliver-Zhang, Esq. Not so fast, Utah!  In response to Utah governor’s invalidation of over one thousand same-sex marriages earlier this week, Attorney General Holder published a video statement today that vindicated the federal rights of married same-sex couples in Utah.  He stated that: “Last June, the Supreme Court issued a […]