VOAVideo: Washington Week: Obama Trip to Mexico Keeps Focus on Immigration Reform
Washington's political cacophony will be muffled this week, with Congress in recess and President Barack Obama scheduled to travel outside the United States. Even so, the president's trip to Mexico and Central America will shine a spotlight on efforts to overhaul America's immigration system. VOA's Michael Bowman reports.
VOAVideo: Same-Sex Spouses Seek Equal Immigration Rights
Published on Feb 21, 2013
Americans who marry citizens of other countries have the right to sponsor their spouse for legal immigrant status. That option is forbidden to same-sex couples, however, even those legally married in one of the U.S. states that permit it -- because a federal law defines marriage as solely between a man and a woman. VOA's Carolyn Weaver reports on the dilemma that bi-national same-sex couples face. They fear the law may force them to leave the U.S. or tear them apart.