What Happened? The Confusion for Binational Couples

What Happened? The Confusion for Binational Couples

April 7th, 2011

By Karen Ocamb(cross posted with permission from LGBT POV and Frontiers in LA magazine)Some good news on the immigration front on Tuesday. AP reports that Rep. Rush Holt (D -NJ) sent a letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet[...]

Metro Weekly: Senators Ask DOJ and DHS to Hold Green Card Applications and Stop DOMA Deportations

Metro Weekly: Senators Ask DOJ and DHS to Hold Green Card Applications and Stop DOMA Deportations

April 6th, 2011

"Attorney Lavi Soloway, who has been litigating several of these cases and co-founded Immigration Equality, went further, telling Metro Weekly, "I am grateful to Senator Kerry and all twelve Senators for their aggressive response today. Gay and lesbian binational couples need[...]

Campaign Launched: Save Henry & Josh's Marriage Stop the May 6 Deportation of Henry Velandia

Campaign Launched: Save Henry & Josh's Marriage Stop the May 6 Deportation of Henry Velandia

April 6th, 2011

Check out this petition by ALL OUT to stop the May 6 deportation of Henry Velandia.[...]

Twelve Senators Lead by Senator John Kerry Issue Letter to DHS and DOJ: Stop The Deportations and Stop Denials of Green Card Applications

Twelve Senators Lead by Senator John Kerry Issue Letter to DHS and DOJ: Stop The Deportations and Stop Denials of Green Card Applications

April 6th, 2011

Following on the heels of this week's letter by Congressman Rush Holt (D-NJ) and similar recent statements by Representatives Nadler, Lofgren, Speier, Honda and Crowley, a group of twelve U.S. Senators lead by Massachusetts Senator John Kerry have written to[...]

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AP: Congressman Rush Holt Seeks End To Deportation of Same-Sex Spouses of U.S. Citizens

April 5th, 2011

Full story here. See full text of the Congressman's letter to Secretary Janet Napolitano here.[...]

Congressman Rush Holt to Secretary Janet Napolitano: Stop the Deportation of Henry Velandia

Congressman Rush Holt to Secretary Janet Napolitano: Stop the Deportation of Henry Velandia

April 5th, 2011

Congressman Rush Holt (D-NJ) and DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano In the first letter of its kind since the administration changed its position on the Defense of Marriage Act, Representative Rush Holt (D-NJ) urges Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano to[...]

NY Daily News: Married Gay Couple May Be Torn Apart Because of DOMA

NY Daily News: Married Gay Couple May Be Torn Apart Because of DOMA

April 3rd, 2011

Full story here. The DOMA Project urges gay and lesbian binational couples not to file alien relative petitions and/or applications for a green card without consulting a qualified attorney with experience in LGBT immigration and DOMA. The Department of Homeland Security[...]

Ed & Tim: An Eleven Year Struggle to be Together

Ed & Tim: An Eleven Year Struggle to be Together

April 3rd, 2011

I met Tim, my Canadian partner, over eleven years ago. At the time, I had only been out to myself for two years after 18 years in repressive, conservative churches. I knew the road for binational couples was hard, but I[...]

Metro Weekly: DOMA's Immigration Imbroglio

Metro Weekly: DOMA's Immigration Imbroglio

April 1st, 2011

See full story here.[...]

Congresswoman Jackie Speier and Congressman Mike Honda Urge the Administration to Restore Abeyance Policy and Stop Deportations
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