Topics :: bi-national couples

Ask An Immigration Lawyer :: The Diversity Lottery

By EDGE | Monday Sep 15, 2014
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.

The Marriage Act: The Risk I Took to Keep My Best Friend in America, and What It Taught Us About Love

By Terri Schlichenmeyer | Wednesday Apr 9, 2014
What makes a marriage work? Is it effort, honesty, trust, acceptance, love? Or, as in the new book "The Marriage Act" by Liza Monroy, should you strive to marry your best friend -- even if it’s illegal?

US Eases Process for Same-Sex Couples to Get Visas

By Deb Riechmann | Friday Aug 2, 2013
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

By Amy Taxin | Friday Jun 28, 2013
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

By Elliot Owen | Friday May 24, 2013
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

By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Feb 5, 2013
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

By Lisa Leff | Monday Feb 4, 2013
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

By AMY TAXIN, LISA LEFF | Thursday Aug 9, 2012
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

By Amy Taxin and Lisa Leff | Monday Aug 6, 2012
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

By Les Spindle | Saturday Jul 21, 2012
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.