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Fiance Immigraiton Petitions for LGBTQ Community

When applying for a K-1 fiancé(e) visa, being gay can add undue hardship to the process. Generally speaking, to qualify for a K-1 visa, one partner must be a U.S. citizen, both parties legally free and intend to marry, and that the partners need to have met each other in person within the two year preceding the filing of the I-129F petition. The process further requires that the foreign fiancé(e) file for a visa at their local embassy.

The Coming Out of Undocumented Immigrants - NOT LGBT

Despite my career-long advocacy for immigrant rights and for the overhaul of our immigration laws, I never quite understood the idea of "coming out" as an undocumented immigrant - until I heard the powerful story of Angy Paola Rivera - a fierce immigrant advocate from Colombia.

The Queer Community's Road to Equality

In June 2013, SCOTUS helped turn a page in the queer community's struggle for civil rights. By striking a pertinent portion of the indefensible Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the Justices cleared the way for LGBTQ citizens of this country to strive for full equality under the law - in all 50 states.  Almost two years later, it's time to take stock of the landscape.

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