Topics :: GLBT immigrants

Orgs Appeal Ruling Denying HIV Positive Man Asylum

By Christiana Lilly | Friday Jun 13, 2014
Eight LGBT, immigration and HIV activist groups have come together to plead for the U.S. to not deport a gay, HIV positive Mexican man back to his home country.

Advocates Seek to Empower LGBT Immigrants

By Chris Carson | Sunday Sep 22, 2013
When Amy Lin pulled her mother aside and said, "I like girls too, are you okay with that?" her mother, who moved Lin to the U.S. from Taiwan when Lin was 12, looked at her and said, "It doesn’t matter, that’s what America is for."

Committee Nears Final Big Immigration Decisions

By David Espo and Erica Werner | Tuesday May 21, 2013
The Senate Judiciary Committee hopes to pass a compromise on high-tech visas and may punt a controversy over gay marriage to the full Senate as it makes final drafting decisions on immigration legislation.

Will LGBT Amendments Bring Down Immigration Reform?

By Conswella Bennett | Tuesday May 21, 2013
Though LGBT groups remain optimistic on an inclusive LGBT immigration bill, some have raised concern that the gay amendments could destroy the bill’s chances of becoming law.

Religious Leaders: Gay Rights Plan is a Threat to Immigration Bill

By Erica Werner | Wednesday May 8, 2013
Religious leaders said Wednesday that adding a gay rights proposal to immigration legislation could risk their support for the bill, setting up a potential Senate showdown.

Obama Supports Including Gays in Immigration Bill

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.

A Risk Including Gay Partners in Immigration Bill?

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

Undocumented Gay Youth Will Be Aided By LGBT Dreamers Fund

By Michelle Lim | Friday Mar 8, 2013
Having Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas come out in support of undocumented gay immigrants gave a voice to immigrants across the U.S. Now they hope that the passage of the DREAM Act will allow them to stay in the place they call home.

In Search of a Better Life, DC Asylum Seekers Battle Bureaucracy

By Akeem Favor | Tuesday Feb 5, 2013
For gays in places where the social stigma against homosexuality makes life dangerous, proposed legislation may place a temporary stay on claims for permanent resident status cases. But for now, they wait.

Gay Illegal Immigrant Denied Protection in US

By Steven K. Paulson | Friday Oct 5, 2012
A federal appeals court in Denver has refused to block extradition of a gay illegal immigrant who sought protection in the U.S. claiming Mexican authorities persecute gay people.