Monday, December 19, 2005

Americans in exile

In case you didn't know, the US federal government does NOT recognize same-sex partners for immigration purposes. The US is unfair in their immigration policies and it has an adverse effect on Americans and their partners. I have recently learned of a blog written by an American in exile, living in Toronto, Canada because she wants to live with her Turkish partner. If you're interested and want to learn more about unfair US immigration laws, her blog is a great resource: Immigration Unequality

3 Comments:

Blogger christina said...

It's a ridiculous policy and *totally* unfair. I belong to a Canadian spousal immigration group (hoping to convince my husband to pack us all up and leave here someday) and there are many Canadian/US same-sex couples who are choosing to live in Canada simply so they can be together and marry if they choose to do so.

11:10 PM  
Blogger James said...

Thanks, Christina. It is very frustrating to live in "the Land of the Free" (exceptions do apply)and not have equal rights as everyone else does. However, luckily, Germany is fair when it comes to immigration so I don't have a problem.

11:20 PM  
Blogger Expat Traveler said...

I say go where you are welcome and flee where you are not. I did. :)

11:39 PM  

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