By the numbers: Same-sex immigration The GA Voice Editors September 17, 2010 National 24,000 Estimated gay couples in the U.S. that include one foreign partner. The Uniting American Families Act would allow them to sponsor their partners for immigration. 11 million Estimated undocumented immigrants in the United States. Whether to include gay couples in comprehensive immigration reform is under debate. 19 Countries that recognize same-sex couples for immigration purposes. 2 Number of times a heterosexual American citizen must have seen a fiancé in person in order to qualify for a fiancé visa. If the couple marries within 90 days, the spouse is eligible for permanent U.S. residency. Sources: Washington Post, HRC, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services SHARE ON Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website + 6 = eleven Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.