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AMERIKA’DA ILTICA (SIGINMA HAKKI) by Okan Sengun, Esq.

  • April 6, 2015
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Amerika’da Iltica Her yil Amerika’da binlerce kisi, ya gecmiste asagidaki nedenlerden birisi yuzunden kotu muameleye maruz kaldigi gerekcesiyle ya da gelecekte kotu muameleye maruz kalma korkusundan dolayi ilticaya (siginma hakki) basvuruyor: –       Irk –       Din –       Milliyet –       Sosyal grup…

California Driver’s Licenses Will Be Issued Regardless of Immigration Status Starting January 1, 2015

  • November 24, 2014
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Under current law, driver’s licenses are not available to those who don’t have legal status in the United States, which makes the undocumented immigrants not being able to get to work, drive their children to school, or run everyday errands. Pursuant…

Amerika’da Turk Escinsel Multeci Artisi, Written by Okan Sengun, Esq., November 13, 2014

  • November 13, 2014
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Amerika’ya hergun onbinlerce kisi gezmek, calismak, eglenmek ya da yeni bir hayat kurmak icin geliyor. Amerika guzel ulke. Modern, gelismis, en onemlisi insan haklarina saygili. Amerika’da kendi ulkelerinde olmayan ozgurlugu hissedenler, guven icinde, hic bir tehdit hissetmeden ‘kendi’ olmayi tadanlar…

Our Gay Russian Client (ASYLUM APPROVED) on ABC News!

Our Gay Russian Client (ASYLUM APPROVED) on ABC News!

  • July 24, 2014
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Russian Drag Performer Builds New Life in US A young Russian drag performer has found solace in the United States after fleeing Russia amid violent, anti-gay attacks on the country’s largest gay nightclub, where he had performed. “Viktor,” 21, had…

“Do you want to become a U.S. citizen?”, A blog post by Dodi Gomez PALOMA, Law Clerk at Law Office of Okan Sengun

  • June 28, 2014
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Are you a legal permanent resident? Do you want to become a U.S. citizen? The process that a legal permanent resident (LPR) undergoes in order to become a citizen of the United States is called naturalization. In order to become…

Green Card Approved for Same-Sex Couple in SAN JOSE, CA, April 2014

  • April 11, 2014
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I was down in San Jose for a marriage-based green card interview with my clients at the USCIS office this week. Even though I think the first immigration officer didn’t want to interview my clients because they were a same-sex…

“Russian LGBTs seek asylum in U.S.” – Bay Area Reporter, February 2014

  • February 20, 2014
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Russian LGBTs seek asylum in U.S., An Interview with Okan Sengun, Esq.  by Heather Cassell, Bay Area Reporter, February 2014 An influx of Russian LGBTs fleeing the Slavic nation is landing on U.S. shores seeking asylum, according to queer immigration…

Updates for Same-Sex Binational Couples, June 2013

  • August 9, 2013
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  Frequently Asked Questions (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services) Petitioning for my Spouse Q1: I am a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident in a same-sex marriage to a foreign national. Can I now sponsor my spouse for a family-based…