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  • LGBT Immigration Issues (Part Two of Three)

    While our last post focused on safety issues that are unique to the LGBT traveler, this blog will focus on some specific travel issues that may impact members of the LGBT community. Identification Documents for the Transgendered Individual:  Fact of life – if you don’t have a passport, you will not likely get too far […]

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  • B Visa Offers One Option for Same-Sex Couples (Part Three of Three)

    As the final installment of our three-part series, today’s blog will address a very specific solution for some LGBT couples – The B visa for same-sex partners. While the country waits for the Supreme Court to hear two cases related to the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), same-sex individuals continue to look for options […]

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  • We the People … Will LGBT Couples Get a Shot at Green Cards?

    On Monday, January 21st, President Obama was sworn in for his second term as the 44th President of the U.S.  During his inauguration speech, President Obama signaled his administration’s willingness to take up a number of issues in its second term.  Among those issues:  equal pay for women, voter rights, immigration reform and continued progress […]

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  • One Year Admission to the U.S. for Unmarried Domestic Partners

    CBP has recently provided guidance on the admission of unmarried, cohabitating domestic partners of nonimmigrant aliens coming to work or study in the U.S. An individual presenting a valid passport and B-2 visitor’s visa who is accompanying a nonimmigrant alien entering the U.S. in long-term status for employment or study reasons should be admitted to […]

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