Topics :: bi-national couples

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Ask An Immigration Lawyer :: The Diversity Lottery

LEGAL | By EDGE | Sep 15
One resource bi-national couples may find useful is the Diversity Lottery, also known as the Green Card Lottery. Attorney Caro Kinsella explains the DV for EDGE readers.

US Eases Process for Same-Sex Couples to Get Visas

INTERNATIONAL | By Deb Riechmann | Aug 2
The U.S. State Department on Friday began processing visa applications from same-sex spouses in the same way that it handles those from heterosexual spouses.

Ruling a Boon for Gay Couples With Foreign Spouse

INTERNATIONAL | By Amy Taxin | Jun 28
Now that the Supreme Court has ruled that married gay couples should have equal federal standing with all other married Americans, same-sex couple around the country are eagerly awaiting the life-changing approvals.

Harry Reid: Immigration Reform Needs to Protect Gay Couples

FAMILY | By Jason St. Amand | Feb 5
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said he expects the Senate to pass the immigration reform, which protects LGBT bi-national families, even though conservatives, including Sen. John McCain, have strongly opposed the idea.

Gay, Latino Groups Forge Immigration Alliance

FAMILY | By Lisa Leff | Feb 4
Gay activists are betting on a newly forged but still fragile alliance between Latinos and the gay community that aims to make sure gay immigrants don’t fear deportation and can seek citizenship through same-sex marriage.

Binational Gay Couples Seeking Home in USA

HOME | By AMY TAXIN, LISA LEFF | Aug 9
Amid pressure from Democratic lawmakers, Homeland Security officials reiterated that a foreigner’s longstanding same-sex relationship with a U.S. citizen could help stave off the threat of deportation.

US to Weigh Gay Relationships in Deportation Cases

NATIONAL | By Amy Taxin and Lisa Leff | Aug 6
Amid pressure from Democratic lawmakers, Homeland Security officials reiterated Friday that a foreigner’s longstanding same-sex relationship with a U.S. citizen could help stave off the threat of deportation.

Advocates Weigh in on Lesbian Marriage Immigration Case

FAMILY | By Les Spindle | Jul 21
When a Philippina lesbian and her adult son were threatened with deportation, they cried foul, noting that the plaintiff, Jane DeLeon, was legally married to her same-sex partner, a U.S. citizen. A class-action suit followed.

Gay Immigrant Families Challenge DOMA in Lawsuit

FAMILY | By Jason St. Amand | Apr 4
Five same-sex immigrant couples filed a lawsuit in order to challenge DOMA. The federal law prohibits the couples from obtaining green cards even though they legally married in states that recognize marriage equality.

Married Gay Calif. Man Still Faces Possible Deportation

NATIONAL | By Megan Barnes | Aug 19
Anthony John Makk continues to fight his possible deportation back to his native Australia after an immigration court last month denied him permanent residency as the spouse of an American citizen.

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