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    April 17, 2008

    Big gay immigration news from Brazil

    Posted by: Chris

    Lula Some potentially great news out of Brazil this week. The center-left government of President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva -- known here as Presidente Lula --  has announced a legislative proposal that would extend to gay Brazilians the same right straight Brazilians have to sponsor foreign partners for temporary or permanent resident visas. It's a Brazilian UAFA (Uniting American Families Act), if you will.

    The proposed law would simply remove any distinction of sex from existing provisions that allow Brazilians to sponsor foreign partners. In reality, Brazil is already one of two-dozen countries that already allow gay citizens to sponsor foreign partners for residence, but that right is based entirely on vulnerable judge-made law.

    As a result, the process is long, cumbersome and expensive. Presumably this new legislative right would streamline the process and reduce the cost, although it would still require review of each request on a case by case basis.

    My partner and I have thus far chosen not to follow that route, partly due to the expense and partly because our goal is to live together in the U.S. But if this proposal becomes law, and it should given Lula's backing, we could at least have a stable life here until we find a way back home to the States.

    The article (in Portuguese) is in the jump to this post.

    For more about gay immigration issues, click here.

    Projeto reconhece união gay de imigrantes

    Projeto do governo federal para a reformulação do Estatuto do Estrangeiro dá ao companheiro do imigrante, sem distinção de sexo, os mesmos direitos -quanto à obtenção de visto temporário ou permanente- que a lei atual só prevê para os cônjuges -portanto, pessoas de sexos diferentes.

    Assim, um estrangeiro homossexual pode pedir visto para seu companheiro tal como ocorre hoje com casais heterossexuais. A concessão do visto ocorre da análise de cada caso.

    O novo projeto veda, também sem distinção de sexo, a expulsão de estrangeiro que tenha companheiro brasileiro. Hoje, livra-se dessa punição, que ocorre em caso de prática de crime, apenas o estrangeiro casado (portanto, com pessoa de sexo diferente) ou com filho cujo sustento esteja sob sua responsabilidade.

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