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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.

NCLR Honors LGBT Dreamers at Gala

LOCAL | By Elliot Owen | May 24
As the prospects for an inclusive comprehensive immigration reform bill in Congress dwindled, the National Center for Lesbian Rights honored a group of LGBT Dreamers at its 36th annual gala benefit last weekend.

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.

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