Tag Archives: UAFA

MSNBC Interviews Binational Gay Couple Facing Deportation

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PhoboQuotable – William Gheen

“Targeting anybody for importation into the country based on their sexuality doesn’t sound like something that Congress should be messing with at all. They’re looking to bring in anybody challenging the established culture inside the United States that they want to bring down. And though the majority culture of the United States for the last 200 years has been predominately ...

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Expat Glenn Greenwald On UAFA

Today MNBC interviewed Salon columnist Glenn Greenwald about the pending Uniting American Families Act. Greenwald was forced to emigrate to Brazil in order to stay with his partner.

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Love Exiles: Leif & Mo

Part of the reason for my trip to San Francisco is to see off my dear friend Leif, who is being forced to emigrate to New Zealand on Tuesday because the United States won’t recognize his relationship with his husband, Mo. New Zealand, however, had no problem admitting Leif as Mo’s partner. They suggest you visit Love Exiles, where binational ...

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PhoboQuotable – Peter LaBarbera

“This is just a really bad idea. We do not want to incentivize people practicing homosexuality to come into the United States — it’s that simple. There are people waiting in line for years and years, normal families, to legally immigrate into the United States. The idea that we would recreate the family to now include two men or two ...

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Citizen Non-Citizen

The NYCLU sends this today: The NYCLU, in collaboration with the LGBT Community Center and the Office of Congressman Jerrold Nadler, looks at discrimination against LGBT families in our immigration system and the ongoing efforts to reform the system in Congress through the Uniting American Families Act and comprehensive immigration reform. Citizen/Non-Citizen highlights the heart wrenching story of Britta and ...

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Sen. Jeff Sessions Makes Kids Cry

At Wednesday’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing of the Uniting American Families Act, Shirley Tan plead eloquently against her pending deportation as her 10 year-old son wept behind her. Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions was quite unsympathetic. As you can see in the video below, one of Tan’s children started crying within seconds of the start of her testimony. At the sight ...

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Uniting American Families Act: Live Stream

The Senate Judiciary Committee hears the Uniting American Families Act at 10am today. The act would allow gay Americans to sponsor a foreign spouse for immigration to the United States. View a live video stream of the proceedings here or on C-SPAN.

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Wednesday: Immigration Equality Bill Faces Senate Judiciary Review

On Wednesday the Senate Judiciary Committee will hear the Uniting American Families Act, a bill that would allow LGBT Americans to sponsor foreign spouses for immigration to the United States. Just like the straighties! Over on Free Republic, the bill is being called the Importing Filthy Disease-Ridden Queers Act. Of course.

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Texas Mayor Resigns To Move To Mexico With Undocumented Immigrant Partner

Mayor J.W. Lown of San Angelo, Texas sent a FedEx to his city council to let them know he had moved to Mexico so that he could be with his partner, who had been in the United States illegally. J W Lown was elected in 2003 as the city’s youngest ever mayor at the age of 32. He has been ...

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CNN: Gay Issues Closing In On Obama

Last night CNN broadcast this in-depth report on the LGBT issues closing in on President Obama. When even the networks note that little has been achieved on our behalf, that’s saying something. Still, the report accurately notes that most LGBT Americans are willing to give the President a lot more time, considering what is on his plate.

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Where Is Our “Fierce Advocate”?

Today the New York Times wonders when our president, who promised to be a “fierce advocate” for LGBT causes, is going to step up to the plate. President Obama was noticeably silent last month when the Iowa Supreme Court overturned the state’s ban on same-sex marriage. But now Mr. Obama — who has said he opposes same-sex marriage as a ...

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WaPo Says Yes To UAFA

Calling it the righting of a “gross unfairness”, today the Washington Post editorialized in favor of the Uniting American Families Act, which would allow the foreign partners of same-sex binational couples the same rights as married heterosexuals. The strain of the status quo on gay and lesbian binational couples should not be discounted. Because their relationships are not legally recognized ...

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Uniting American Families Act Introduced

A bill that would allow same-sex binational couples the same immigration rights as straight couples was reintroduced to Congress yesterday. The bill, known as the Uniting American Families Act, was introduced in the House by Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) and in the Senate by Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.). Versions of the bills have been introduced in each session of Congress ...

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Gay Partners Immigration Act To Be Reintroduced To Congress Next Week

The Uniting American Families Act will be reintroduced to the House next Friday by Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY). The act would allow the same-sex partners of legal U.S. residents to enjoy the same immigration rights as heterosexual couples. The unfair current law has stranded thousands of gay couples overseas or forced them to separate to their native countries. Please use ...

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