Topics :: Immigration
By David Espo And Erica Werner | Tuesday May 21, 2013
Far-reaching legislation that grants a chance at citizenship to millions of immigrants living illegally in the United States cleared the Senate Judiciary Committee on a solid bipartisan vote Tuesday night after supporters somberly sidestepped a controver
Saturday May 4, 2013
President Barack Obama says he supports recognizing gay unions in a broad immigration bill pending in Congress but won’t say whether he would sign legislation that fails to do so.
By Michelle Lim | Sunday Apr 28, 2013
LGBTs and their allies stood together on April 10 to demand that the Gang of 8 deliver comprehensive immigration reform.
By Josh Lederman | Thursday Apr 25, 2013
Frustrated at being left out of an immigration overhaul, gay rights groups are pushing to adjust a bipartisan Senate bill to include gay couples. But Democrats are treading carefully, wary of adding another divisive issue that could lose GOP support
By Rachel Zoll | Thursday Feb 7, 2013
The nation’s Roman Catholic bishops are in a difficult position as the debate over immigration reform gets underway: The American church, known for welcoming migrants and refugees, could end up opposing reform because it would recognize same-sex partners.
By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Feb 5, 2013
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said he expects the Senate to pass the immigration reform, which protects LGBT bi-national families, even though conservatives, including Sen. John McCain, have strongly opposed the idea.
By Lisa Leff | Monday Feb 4, 2013
Gay activists are betting on a newly forged but still fragile alliance between Latinos and the gay community that aims to make sure gay immigrants don’t fear deportation and can seek citizenship through same-sex marriage.
By Julie Pace | Tuesday Jan 29, 2013
LGBT rights advocates expect same-sex couples will be part of President Barack Obama’s new immigration proposal.
By Will O’Bryan | Saturday Sep 22, 2012
Immigration Equality, the national organization working toward equality for LGBT and HIV-positive people under U.S. immigration law, with offices in New York and D.C., honored longtime D.C. activist Barrett L. Brick.
By AMY TAXIN, LISA LEFF | Thursday Aug 9, 2012
Amid pressure from Democratic lawmakers, Homeland Security officials reiterated that a foreigner’s longstanding same-sex relationship with a U.S. citizen could help stave off the threat of deportation.