Topics :: Immigrants

Will LGBT Amendments Bring Down Immigration Reform?

By Conswella Bennett | Tuesday May 21, 2013
Though LGBT groups remain optimistic on an inclusive LGBT immigration bill, some have raised concern that the gay amendments could destroy the bill’s chances of becoming law.

Committee Nears Final Big Immigration Decisions

By David Espo and Erica Werner | Tuesday May 21, 2013
The Senate Judiciary Committee hopes to pass a compromise on high-tech visas and may punt a controversy over gay marriage to the full Senate as it makes final drafting decisions on immigration legislation.

Religious Leaders: Gay Rights Plan is a Threat to Immigration Bill

By Erica Werner | Wednesday May 8, 2013
Religious leaders said Wednesday that adding a gay rights proposal to immigration legislation could risk their support for the bill, setting up a potential Senate showdown.

Obama Supports Including Gays in Immigration Bill

Saturday May 4, 2013
President Barack Obama says he supports recognizing gay unions in a broad immigration bill pending in Congress but won’t say whether he would sign legislation that fails to do so.

A Risk Including Gay Partners in Immigration Bill?

By Josh Lederman | Thursday Apr 25, 2013
Frustrated at being left out of an immigration overhaul, gay rights groups are pushing to adjust a bipartisan Senate bill to include gay couples. But Democrats are treading carefully, wary of adding another divisive issue that could lose GOP support

Undocumented Gay Youth Will Be Aided By LGBT Dreamers Fund

By Michelle Lim | Friday Mar 8, 2013
Having Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas come out in support of undocumented gay immigrants gave a voice to immigrants across the U.S. Now they hope that the passage of the DREAM Act will allow them to stay in the place they call home.

Immigrants’ Children More Democratic Than Parents

By Hope Yen | Friday Feb 8, 2013
U.S.-born children of Hispanic immigrants are more likely than their parents to identify be a Democrat as they integrate into American life, maintaining strong ties to their heritage while casting themselves as liberal on social issues, like gay marriage.

Gay Illegal Immigrant Denied Protection in US

By Steven K. Paulson | Friday Oct 5, 2012
A federal appeals court in Denver has refused to block extradition of a gay illegal immigrant who sought protection in the U.S. claiming Mexican authorities persecute gay people.

Binational Gay Couples Seeking Home in USA

By AMY TAXIN, LISA LEFF | Thursday Aug 9, 2012
Amid pressure from Democratic lawmakers, Homeland Security officials reiterated that a foreigner’s longstanding same-sex relationship with a U.S. citizen could help stave off the threat of deportation.

Ariz. Sheriff, Outed in Scandal, Turns Down Run for Congress

By Paul Davenport | Saturday May 12, 2012
Paul Babeu, an anti-immigrant, conservative GOP Arizona sheriff, won’t run for Congress after all but will stand for re-election after an embarrassing incident involving an immigrant former boyfriend.