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My Life as a 'Highly Skilled' Immigrant

Ash Murthy | Posted 03.28.2014 | Politics
Ash Murthy

In search of the American Dream, I had come halfway around the planet to pursue graduate studies in computer science at the University of Southern California. Little did I then know that the green pastures are not so green, at least not without a green card.

Friday Talking Points -- Avoiding Immigration Traps

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Republicans in the House have announced they are now ready to do something on immigration. There will be traps laid by the Republicans, so Democrats have to be vigilant about defusing each one as it pops up.

How Conductor Mei-Ann Chen Broke the Glass Ceiling

GlassCeiling.com | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
GlassCeiling.com

I had wanted to be a conductor since when I played in an orchestra as a shy 10-year-old violinist. I almost gave up when I realized the number of rejection letters were more than the number of notes I had ever conducted.

Update on Post-DOMA 'Meet the Feds' Round 2: Social Security

Judy Rickard | Posted 11.24.2013 | Gay Voices
Judy Rickard

Whew! And wow! It took an online application that I did on a Saturday, an office visit and a follow-up office visit, and now Karin is taken care of for Social Security and Medicare! We are thrilled that this trailblazing went so smoothly and happened without a lot of hassle.

Post-DOMA Decision Thoughts for Our Green Card-seeking Community

Judy Rickard | Posted 10.27.2013 | Gay Voices
Judy Rickard

We got thrown under the bus by the Senate in its early process. The House hasn't even moved a bill to discussion. There's lots of work to do in immigration reform. We got our piece of the pie. But remember, it's sweeter to win together.

My Government Recognizes My Marriage and Welcomes My Wife! Karin Got Her Green Card!

Judy Rickard | Posted 09.25.2013 | Gay Voices
Judy Rickard

Now she can be with me legally and safely in the U.S. She can travel on her own or with me and return safely through the U.S. residents' line at border-crossing customs desks. Our future is ours to plan; travel taken and time spent doing it are not at the whim of the U.S. government anymore.

U.S. Senate Looks to Expand Current EB-5 Program

Reno Charlton | Posted 08.28.2013 | Business
Reno Charlton

Over recent years, many foreign investors have obtained a U.S. green card through taking advantage of the EB-5 immigration process. This process invol...

Everything You need To Know About Immigration Reform

AP | NANCY BENAC | Posted 05.06.2013 | Latino Voices

WASHINGTON -- This may be the year Congress decides what to do about the millions of immigrants living illegally in the U.S. After years of gridlock, ...

Rube Goldberg Immigration Fix

Henryk A. Kowalczyk | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics
Henryk A. Kowalczyk

The Gang of 8 prepared the immigration reform proposal. The intentions are noble. The proposed measures promise improvement, but the concept and mechanics of how it should be done look like a Rube Goldberg masterpiece.

Zach Carter

Rubio: Immigration Reform Will Be Harsher Than Current System

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 04.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) suggested Sunday that the bipartisan immigration reform currently being negotiated by eight senators would not...

The New U.S. Visa Rush: Build A Charter School, Get A Green Card

Reuters | Posted 12.11.2012 | Education

By Stephanie Simon Oct 12 (Reuters) - It's been a turbulent period for charter schools in the United States, with fina...

52 Reasons to Vote For Obama: #19, Responsible Immigration Reform

Bernard Whitman | Posted 11.18.2012 | Politics
Bernard Whitman

Barack Obama is committed to securing our borders and establishing a path to citizenship for those responsible immigrants already in this country. Mitt Romney seems intent on becoming the most anti-immigrant U.S. presidential candidate in modern history.

Harvest Empire

Wendy Thompson-Marquez | Posted 08.13.2012 | DC
Wendy Thompson-Marquez

A growing anti-immigrant movement has succeeded in polarizing communities across the country, tapping into fears about falling incomes and demographic diversity.

Why I Married My Husband... Even Though I Knew He Was Gay

Liza Monroy | Posted 07.14.2012 | Weddings
Liza Monroy

Emir and I loved each other and offered each other everything except our bodies.

Elise Foley

House GOP To Defend DOMA For Separating Same-Sex Binational Couples

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 05.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans will intervene in a lawsuit that would keep same-sex couples from being pulled apart -- even separated to different co...

Meet Dr. Hadland and Dr. Vassy

Robert Accordino M.D., M.Sc. | Posted 06.30.2012 | Gay Voices
Robert Accordino M.D., M.Sc.

During our primary-care crisis, should the U.S. be using valuable resources to deport Harvard-trained primary-care physicians who want to serve patients and also remain in the same country as their spouses? According to DOMA, it should.

Arizona v. USA: Hate Racism, Support Arizona

Robin Koerner | Posted 06.26.2012 | Politics
Robin Koerner

The Supreme Court has just heard a day arguments on the case of Arizona v. United States, concerning Arizona's immigration-related bill, SB 1070. When it was originally passed, I was an immigrant resident of that state.

PHOTOS: Incredible Stories Of Immigrant Life

Saundra Amrhein | Posted 05.01.2012 | Books
Saundra Amrhein

"Green Card Stories" features business owners, a world-class chef, a registered nurse, and a captain in the U.S. Army. Their stories reveal how lives are impacted by current immigration policies.

Elise Foley

Same-Sex Couple Wins Immigration Relief, Removing Deportation Fear

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 02.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Defense of Marriage Act is intact, but at least two same-sex married couples have been granted a reprieve, at least temporarily, fro...

Returning to the US As An Immigrant After Unlawful Presence

Aggie R. Hoffman | Posted 02.14.2012 | Latino Voices
Aggie R. Hoffman

The evaluation, advice, and participation of an experienced immigration attorney is often the only key to finding a way out of the maze.

Elise Foley

Hard Immigration Choice For Older Same-Sex Couples

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 11.19.2011 | Politics

Benjamin Anderson, 55, was born in the United States, served in the Coast Guard, and considers himself a strong patriot. He's moving to Italy next mon...

Elise Foley

Same-Sex Couple Fights DOMA To Stay Together In U.S.

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- U.S. citizen Kelli Ryan and Lucy Truman, a citizen of the United Kingdom, have been together for a decade and legally married in the Uni...

The 2013 Diversity Visa (DV) Lottery, AKA The Green Card Lottery

Aggie R. Hoffman | Posted 12.04.2011 | Latino Voices
Aggie R. Hoffman

True to its name, the purpose of the DV Lottery is to diversify our immigrant population. Here's how it works.

Friday Talking Points [169] -- Weiner Roast

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.11.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Having just gotten back from a trip abroad where the news was dominated by the story of a politician facing severe consequences for his sexual misconduct, I opened up the pages of the American news to find... well, pretty much the same thing.

Nicky, After You Pick up the Kids, Can You Sort the Mail?

Amy Ephron | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Amy Ephron

It doesn't bother me that Meg Whitman hired a woman who had a problem with her immigration status. It bothers me that Meg Whitman didn't do anything to help her. And it bothers me that she lied about it.