Tag Archives: immigration

Canada Citizenship Guide Adds Gay Rights

A new edition of Canada’s citizenship guide includes the message that gay rights are upheld there, although a mention of same-sex marriage was removed from the draft version. Immigration Minister Jason Kenney showed off the guide to new citizens yesterday in Vancouver, but said he didn’t personally order the information removed. Other new additions to the booklet add forced marriage ...

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40 Activists Walk Into A Room….

Pictured above are the journalists, activists, researchers, allies and bloggers that attended this weekend’s Haas Fund-sponsored conference on LGBT youth homelessness, suicide prevention, and immigration equality. All very good people. UPDATE: Via the Windy City Times, here’s everybody’s names (from left to right). Michael Rogers, Eden James, Phil Reese, Andrés Duque, Karen Ocamb, Jeremy Hooper, Jean Albright, Tracy Baim, Ksen ...

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DOMA Renews Immigration Challenge

This week’s DOMA news has set activists into high gear on many fronts. Immigration Equality founder Lavi Soloway emails us today with his latest move. In New York, New Jersey and California three married, same-sex binational couples, two gay male couples and one lesbian couple, are facing Immigration Judges in deportation proceedings. Each will brandish a pending green card petition ...

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Too Butch For Asylum

American immigration officials examining the cases of gays seeking asylum here are often denying such requests if the applicants “don’t look gay enough” to be persecuted in their home countries. “Judges and immigration officials are adding a new hurdle in gay asylum cases that an applicant’s homosexuality must be socially visible,” said Lori Adams, a lawyer at Human Rights First, ...

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Richard Dawkins & Peter Tatchell Debate Immigrant Values In The UK

In an interesting episode of the BBC’s Big Question series, famed LGBT activist Peter Tatchell and Richard Dawkins debate others on the right wing and anti-gay attitudes brought by some in Britain’s burgeoning immigrant communities. Dawkins goes off beautifully at 15:00.

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Sarah Palin: Jan Brewer Has The Cojones That Obama Should Have On Immigration

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Tweet Of The Day – Sen. Harry Reid

Interesting move. Certain to be filibustered by the GOP, I’m betting. The DREAM Act has been languishing in Congress for ten years thanks to Republican opposition.

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IRELAND: Immigration Rights Granted To Gay Couples In Civil Partnerships

Gay couples in civil partnerships have been included in Ireland’s immigration reform bill. According to gay group GLEN, inclusion of civil partners in immigration law will build on progress already made in providing recognition for same-sex couples in immigration regulations. In provisions for people in de facto relationships, non EU same-sex partners of Irish or EU nationals are now entitled ...

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Cindy Jacobs: If Latinos Vote Against Gay Marriage, God Told Me He’ll Grant Them Comprehensive Immigration Reform

God has personally spoken to evangelical whackadoodle Cindy Jacobs to let her know that IF the nation’s Latinos vote against candidates who support gay marriage, he’ll reward them by allowing the advancement of comprehensive immigration reform. God is SO motherfucking omnipotent, but he’s also not above a little vote trading. So Sayeth Cindy. (Via – Right Wing Watch)

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Joy Behar’s Blowup About Sharron Angle

As I noted in a post early today, Joy Behar called Sharron Angle an “evil moron” and “bitch” for her racist ad about immigration. Tonight Behar is being digitally tarred-and-feathered by the teabaggers and is getting a bit of criticism from the left as well. Below is the original View clip. Not embeddable here but equally worth watching is Behar’s ...

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FLORIDA: Show Us Your Papers (Unless You’re Canadian Or European)

According to Florida’s proposed Arizona-style immigration law, if cops suspect you of being in the country illegally, they will release you if you show a Canadian or European passport. Passports from other nations? That calls for further investigation. ​Florida state Rep. William Snyder, the slow-drawling ex-Miami-Dade Police officer who has drafted Tallahassee’s version of the hotly debated Arizona immigration bill, ...

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New From Sharron Angle

Angle is attacking Sen. Harry Reid over the DREAM Act, which actually died along with the repeal of DADT thanks to the GOP filibuster.

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Whitman Vs. Brown On Maid-Gate

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Bright Eyes – Coyote Song

Stereogum reports: “Coyote Song is the first official track from Sound Strike Songs, a benefit collection supporting legal defense for immigrants caught in Arizona’s immigration laws.”

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Anti-Immigrant Group Calls For Arrest Of Meg Whitman And Her Housekeeper

The Americans For Legal Immigration (ALIPAC) have issued a press release calling for the arrests of Meg Whitman and her former housekeeper for violating employment and immigration laws. “We need equal justice for both the illegal alien and the employer,” said William Gheen, President of ALIPAC. “Nicky Diaz should be charged and deported and Meg Whitman should face the existing ...

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Trouble With The Help For Meg Whitman

California gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman is having some trouble with the help. Namely, her former housekeeper of nine years who today revealed herself as an undocumented worker amid claims that Whitman was an abusive employer. Flanked by attorney Gloria Allred, former Whitman employee Nicandra Diaz made the accusations at a tearful Los Angeles press conference Wednesday. Diaz said she asked ...

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Fox News Is EVER So Pissed About Stephen Colbert’s Fake House Testimony

FLASHBACK: In 2002 the GOP had Sesame Street’s Elmo testify before Congress “at the invitation of Rep. Randy “Duke” Cunningham (R-California).”

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Stephen Colbert Fake Fights Immigration Before U.S. House Committee

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Evangelicals & Catholics Join Against Immigration Equality For Gay Couples

Although the nation’s faith communities are largely in support of immigration reform, one group they’d like to disinclude is binational gay couples. “It introduces a new controversial element to the issue which will divide the faith community and further jeopardize chances for a fair and bipartisan compromise,” said Kevin Appleby of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, which last year ...

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New From John McCain

Complete with a dog-whistle Border Patrol vehicle in the very first shot, but still one of McCain’s more muted spots. That’s obviously because McCain leads teabagger loon JD Hayworth by more than 20 points in the latest poll. The primary is next Tuesday.

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