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Celebrating Diversity: Pride Month and the Journey of LGBTQ+ Immigrants | godoy law office immigration lawyers

Celebrating Diversity: Pride Month and the Journey of LGBTQ+ Immigrants

Pride Month in the U.S. celebrates the LGBTQ+ community’s history, achievements, and ongoing fight for equality, highlighting the importance of inclusive policies. U.S. immigration laws have increasingly recognized the rights of LGBTQ+ individuals, including the ability for same-sex couples to sponsor their partners for immigration. This recognition ensures that LGBTQ+ immigrants receive fair treatment and support in their journey to become integral members of American society.

There are many challenges you may face as an LGBTQ+ immigrant. There are societal biases that may impact your life. However, the legal system has protections that can help you move to the United States without your gender or sexual orientation affecting your status. While you have the same rights as other applicants, you may be required to submit additional documentation.

Sexual orientation can be a crucial part of a person’s life. While you might not think it is relevant to your immigration status, it is. There are laws and requirements specifically for LGBTQ+ individuals. These laws affect your visa application and other elements of your status in the United States. One way is through marriage. Same-sex marriage is legal and is recognized by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). You can apply for a marriage visa similarly to other couples. However, you should discuss individual circumstances with an experienced immigration lawyer.

Navigating U.S. Immigration as an LGBTQ+ Person

Call Godoy Law Office Immigration Lawyers when you’re ready to hire an immigration attorney. The experienced immigration attorneys at Godoy Law Office provide assistance in immigration matters, including citizenship, family-based visas, green cards and deportation defense. To talk to an immigration lawyer, please contact our office at 630-345-4164 or contact us online to schedule a consultation.

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