Tag Archives: Immigration reform

LGBT immigrants may face difficulty applying for marriage-based visas

TweetFolks who know me know that I have pretty complicated political feelings about marriage equality, but when DOMA died the first thing that I thought of was queer immigrants – particularly, that those who were married to U.S. citizens and would now be eligible to be petitioned for by their spouses for permanent residency. While [...]
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Immigrant women and allies risk arrest to demand humane immigration reform

TweetLeisha Carrasquillo is a U.S. citizen, but her husband is an undocumented immigrant from Honduras. In June, her husband was detained and has been in ICE custody since, having devastating effects on her health and her family. Today, she is prepared to take part in an act of civil disobedience to demand an immigration reform [...]
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House members cashing in on immigration reform

TweetA few weeks back, the Senate passed a comprehensive immigration reform bill, and it’s now time for the House to pass its own version.  Just in time for this, Grassroots Leadership has put out a list of the members of the House who are cashing in on  immigration reform from the private detention lobby: 1. Hal [...]
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Immigration reform bill clears Senate, but is it a feminist win?

TweetYesterday, in a 68-32 vote, the comprehensive immigration reform bill that we’ve been hearing so much about cleared the Senate. It’s a pretty big deal – it’s been a long time since an effort to comprehensively reform our immigration system got this far. But while some are hailing this as a major success, there are [...]
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Hats Off to Immigrant Women

TweetWe here at Feministing know that women wear many hats. Women are caretakers, students, workers, bloggers or activists. They may also be immigrants. These women all deserve to be included within our government’s social safety net, to benefit from the resources they are already investing in, and to be brought out of the shadows of [...]
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