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Bob Bragar
Bob Bragar, an American lawyer in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, is the founder and principal of U.S. Immigration Law Advisory, which guides LGBT and other families through the U.S. immigration process.

He is an American immigration lawyer and LGBT rights activist who migrated from New York City to Amsterdam in order to live with his Dutch partner, who is now his husband.

If you have questions, you can reach Bob at

Bob Bragar also is a member of the Democratic National Committee and a founding board member of Love Exiles Foundation, an organization that supports LGBT couples who have chosen or who are considering exile in order to be together.

The views expressed on The Huffington Post are Bob's own and are not necessarily those of any other person or organization.

Entries by Bob Bragar

Time to Finish the Job on LGBT Immigration: U.S. v. Windsor, One Year On

(0) Comments | Posted June 26, 2014 | 1:46 PM

It's an anniversary. Should we celebrate?

One year ago this week the U.S. Supreme Court told Edie Windsor that her marriage to her wife Thea was just as good as any heterosexual marriage for the purposes of Federal estate tax, at least.

In a landmark decision, the Court struck...

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The Quiet Enemy: Non-Cancerous Prostate Growth

(1) Comments | Posted May 28, 2014 | 1:42 PM

It started with a crisis. On a peaceful Sunday morning last year, I did not follow my usual weekend ritual of arising late and remaining for hours under my down comforter accompanied by my newspaper and coffee. Instead, I woke up at 5:00 a.m., writhing in pain and completely unable...

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LGBT Families: Green Light for Green Cards? Yes! But It Can Still Be Complicated

(0) Comments | Posted August 6, 2013 | 5:15 PM

Last week something extraordinary happened: During the Pride celebration in Amsterdam, the U.S. Consul General invited the American LGBT community in the Netherlands to a celebratory reception marking of the end of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). In a beautifully staged and catered affair in the grand mansion that...

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A Chat With Obama: Immigration Equality for LGBT Families

(2) Comments | Posted May 20, 2013 | 3:43 PM

One doesn't often have the opportunity to make a quick remark that might affect the course of U.S. policy. I got that chance in an unexpected conversation with Barack Obama.

The year was 2007. I had been invited to the Democratic National Committee's annual meeting in Washington, D.C., to participate...

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My Three Weddings

(44) Comments | Posted January 4, 2013 | 12:01 PM

This past summer, at the venerable and (mostly) sensible age of 60, I found myself getting married for the third time. Each of my three weddings has been distinctive, and wonderful in its way. But while there have been plenty of pre-wedding jitters, heartfelt promises, champagne, cake, and flowers, there...

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