Tag Archives: immigration

HGTV’s House Hunters To Feature Gay Couple Forced Abroad By DOMA

On next Monday’s episode of House Hunters International, HGTV’s flagship series will feature a gay couple forced to leave the country due to DOMA. From the show’s episode guide: Ivan and Devin, built a life together in DC: they worked jobs they loved, shared their home with their beloved dog and exchanged wedding vows. But when Ivan’s work visa expired, ...

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Homeland Security To Consider Marriage Status Before Deporting Foreign Gays

After pressure earlier this week from Rep. Nancy Pelosi and a coalition of more than 80 Democrats, Homeland Security says it will consider the partner status of gay potential deportees. Chris Geidner reports at Buzzfeed: The department has issued a new policy governing the issuances of “Notice to Appear” documents, which is the step that starts removal proceedings, which can ...

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House Democrats Pressure White House Over LGBT Immigration Rights

Yesterday House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and a coalition of 81 House Democrats issued a call for the Obama administration to make it official policy that the foreign partners of LGBT Americans will not be deported. Chris Geidner reports: Pelosi — along with Reps. Jerrold Nadler and Mike Honda, the lead sponsors of two bills aimed at addressing LGBT inequalities ...

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Netherlands Grants Asylum To LGBT Iraqis

LGBT Iraqis facing persecution at home are now eligible for asylum in The Netherlands. The situation facing gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people in Iraq is so serious that they do now qualify for asylum in the Netherlands, immigration minister Gerd Leers said on Thursday. However, would-be refugees will have to prove they are from Iraq, the minister said in ...

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GOP Rep. Steve King: I’m Going To Sue Obama To Stop Immigration Reform

GOP Rep. Steve King (Iowa) says he will be the lead plaintiff in a federal lawsuit to stop President Obama’s immigration reform plan. Wingnut site Daily Caller reports: “I think we’re talking weeks rather than months,” King told The Daily Caller in an interview Friday about the planned legal action against Obama. King’s lawsuit is in response to the Obama ...

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TRAILER: Crossing Over

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U.S. Supreme Court Slaps Down Arizona’s Racist Immigration Law

It’s not all good news: “The court let stand the part of the law that requires law enforcement officers to check the immigration status of people they stop and suspect of being undocumented.”

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Mexico’s President Thanks Obama

“I would like to thank personally, and on behalf of the Mexican nation, President Barack Obama for his valuable decision by executive order to give an opportunity for young people who were not born in the United States but who arrived in that great nation before they were 16 years of age, or who are studying in university, or who ...

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Naturalized Citizens Recap

As immigration reform continues to dominate the headlines, Nate Silver links to the Office of Immigration Statistics’ recent recap on where newly-minted Americans are coming from. Via Twitter, Silver notes that the largest number of new citizens are from Asia, not Latin America, as the right wing seems to believe.

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Romney Waffles On Immigration Reform

Despite three attempts by Face The Nation host Bob Shieffer, yesterday Mitt Romney refused to say whether he’d overturn the president’s just-announced immigration reform plan. The first time, Romney ignored the question. The second time, he said it would be a non-issue because he would be able to pass long-term immigration reform through Congress quickly — something that President George ...

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Matt Drudge: Closeted Homo, Open Racist

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NYC Council Cheers Immigration Change

The New York City Council has issued a joint statement praising the president for his change on “illegal” youth immigrants. Via press release: “Today’s immigration policy change by the Obama Administration signals an important turning point in our Nation’s history for the nearly 400,000 undocumented immigrant youth here in New York, many of whom call New York City their home. ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Obama To Announce Change In Youth Immigration Policy

The speech is scheduled to start any minute now. RELATED: Lambda Legal has issued a response. “This is great news for millions of young people who will no longer live under the threat of being removed to countries where they may not ever have lived or even speak the language. Many of them openly identify as LGBT, and their work ...

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House GOP To Oppose Amnesty

“The Administration is overstepping its authority by weakening immigration laws without Congressional approval. I am very concerned about efforts to administratively implement amnesty for countless illegal aliens under the age of 30. It is vital that US borders are secure prior to any consideration of amnesty proposals. My Committee will be launching an immediate review into the possibility that DHS ...

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Homocon Tweet Of The Day

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BREAKING: Obama To Grant Immunity And Work Permits To Young Immigrants

Big news is breaking on the immigration front: The Obama administration will stop deporting and begin granting work permits to younger illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children and have since led law-abiding lives. The election-year initiative addresses a top priority of an influential Latino electorate that has been vocal in its opposition to administration deportation policies. The ...

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Bigot Of The Day – Roger Schlafly

“Immigrants do not share American values, so it is a good bet that they will not be voting Republican when they start voting in large numbers. The NY Times liberals seek to destroy the American family of the 1950s, as symbolized by Ozzie and Harriet. The TV characters were happy, self sufficient, autonomous, law abiding, honorable, patriotic, hard working, and ...

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ARIZONA: Scandal-Plagued Gay Cop Drops Congress Bid, Runs For Sheriff Again

Arizona’s Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu, who was outed this February in a scandal regarding his Mexico-born boyfriend, claims that he can no longer run for Congress because the guy who was going to replace him as sheriff can no longer campaign. When I announced my candidacy for Congress, I promised the citizens of Pinal County that I would ensure ...

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Teabagger Performs Racism Song Outside Supreme Court SB 1070 Deliberations

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Mexican Immigration Trend Reverses

For the first time in almost 100 years, more Mexicans are leaving the United States than entering. A four-decade tidal wave of Mexican immigration to the United States has receded, causing a historic shift in migration patterns as more Mexicans appear to be leaving the United States for Mexico than the other way around, according to a report from the ...

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