Immigration

Dreams deferred

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December 19, 2010

Even at its best, it seems, American politics mixes the bitter with the sweet. Yesterday's vote setting up the final glide path for repeal of DADT was certainly sweet. It vindicated the blood, sweat and tears of thousands of gay Americans who have served the nation honorably only to be disserved, dishonorably by the nation. […]

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Immigration reform for binational gay couples caught in cross-fire

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September 13, 2010

The Washington Post sees little chance of reforming immigration laws to benefit same-sex couples: About 24,000 gay and lesbian couples in the United States include at least one foreign partner, according to an analysis of census data by researcher Gary Gates at UCLA's Williams Institute. Though five states and D.C. issue marriage licenses to gay couples, […]

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Report finds that Britain rejects 98% of lgbt asylum seekers

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May 24, 2010

The British group Stonewall has published a new report -  No Going Back – which documents that between 2005 and 2009, 98% of lgbt persons who sought asylum in Britain were sent back to their home countries, a rate 20% higher than that for all asylum seekers. Government officials have responded with promises not to […]

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Elimination of ban on HIV+ travelers entering US may come very soon

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September 23, 2009

Pink News is reporting that – A memo has been released by the United States Customs and Immigrations Service which suggests the year-long wait for the HIV travel ban may be nearly over. The CIS's communication instructed employees working on green card applications that would be determined solely by the applicant's HIV status to wait […]

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Gay partner issue rattles immigration reform efforts

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June 3, 2009

The Senate Judiciary Committee is holding a hearing today on the Uniting American Families Act (S. 424), legislation that would allow non-U.S. permanent partners in a same-sex couple to receive basically the same treatment under law as opposite-sex partners of American citizens. UAFA sidesteps the issue of marriage and the barrier of DoMA by redefining […]

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European Parliament uses soft law approach to some sex/o issues – Updated

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January 15, 2009

The European Parliament has adopted a Report on the Situation of Fundamental Rights in the EU that urges member states to recognize same-sex unions that are valid in the countries where the status was granted and to grant asylum to persons fleeing persecution based on sexual orientation. However, it does not have the force of […]

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