By the numbers: Same-sex immigration


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.


Countries that recognize same-sex couples for immigration purposes.


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