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Why Yes, This Is My Spouse - Same-Sex Partners & Significant Others

January 17, 2013
Audio Seminar

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Why Yes, This Is My Spouse - Same-Sex Partners & Significant Others

This 90 minute audio seminar was presented live on January 17, 2013, from 2:00 pm-3:30 pm eastern time.

Increasingly, employers are finding top foreign candidates who will not relocate to the U.S. unless they can secure lawful admission for their significant others, either same-sex or otherwise. This panel introduces some of the opportunities available for those in non-traditional family relationships and the pitfalls in advising unmarried partners and others on how they can join their family member in the U.S. In addition, panelists discuss the implications and future for DOMA after the 2nd Circuit decision in Windsor v. USA, finding section 3 of DOMA, which prevents federal recognition of same-sex marriages, unconstitutional under Equal Protection.

  • Availability and Limits to B-2 Admission
  • Consular Variations in Issuance of Dependent Nonimmigrant Visas to Unmarried Partners
  • Advising the Partner on the Viability of Self-Sponsorship as an Investor or Entrepreneur
  • What to Advise When One Partner Can Adjust Status, But Not the Other
  • DOMA in Light of Windsor v. USA


Scott C. Titshaw (dl), Chair, AILA LGBT Immigration Issues Working Group, Macon, GA
Scott Titshaw is a law professor at Mercer University. He has practiced immigration law and also served as AILA’s Atlanta Chapter Chair. He earned a J.D. cum laude from the University of Georgia and an LL.M. magna cum laude from the Universität Hamburg. He recently published Sorry Ma’am, Your Baby is an Alien 12 Fla. Coastal L. Rev. 47 (2010) and A Modest Proposal, 25 Geo. Immigration Law Journal 407 (2011).

Victoria Neilson, AILA LGBT Immigration Issues Working Group, New York, NY
Victoria Neilson is the legal director of Immigration Equality, an immigration rights organization for LGBT and HIV-positive individuals. She received her law degree from the City University School of Law and her bachelor’s degree from Harvard University. She currently teaches at the LGBT Rights Clinic at New York University Law School. In 2009, she received the LGBT Law Association of Greater New York (Le-Gal) Community Vision Award.

Daniel J. Parisi, London, Great Britain
Daniel J. Parisi is a partner at TGL Shipley Parisi in London. Mr. Parisi has extensive experience in a wide range of immigration issues with a focus on consular processing and waivers of inadmissibility. He graduated from New York Law School and is admitted to the New York Bar. Mr. Parisi is a frequent speaker and author for AILA, and is currently editor of newsletters for the Rome District Chapter and Global Migration Section.

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The "Why Yes, This is My Spouse—Same-Sex Partners & Significant Others" audio seminar takes place Thursday, January 17, 2013, at the times noted below:

  • 2:00 pm-3:30 pm eastern time
  • 1:00 pm-2:30 pm central time
  • 12:00 pm-1:30 pm mountain time
  • 11:00 am-12:30 pm pacific time

The registration deadline for this seminar is 11:59 pm ET on 1/16/13.

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