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De Leon: Queer and Immigrant for the Holidays

The holidays can be especially hard for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender immigrants. They don’t just feel left out by the mainstream but by their own families and ethnic communities.

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De Leon: Gay Binational Couples Fight Back

After last week’s commentary on the response of gay binational couples to new Department of Homeland Security (DHS) deportation guidelines, Fi2W blogger Erwin De Leon received quite a few heated reactions.

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De Leon: President Obama Won’t Let Human Rights Violators Immigrate to US

A recent presidential proclamation explicitly bars entry into the United States of persons who organize or participate in war crimes, crimes against humanity, and serious violations of human rights.

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New York, Marriage Equality and Immigrants

New York’s new Marriage Equality law expands LGBT civil rights in the state, but it will not help lesbian and gay immigrants who hope to gain permanent residency by marrying American partners.

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The Morton Memo on Immigration Enforcement: What About Gay Families?

In his weekly column, Erwin de Leon looks at a recent memo from the head of ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) and its potential impact on gay binational couples.

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Seeking a Wider Dialogue on Queer Migrations

A recent conference at The New School focused on immigration issues in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) community.

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Gay Immigrant Couple’s Future Remains Uncertain After Judge Postpones Deportation Hearing

A judge has postponed Monica Alcota’s deportation in light of President Obama’s decision to consider the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional. But her case is far from settled. Feet in Two Worlds’ Von Diaz sat down with Alcota and her partner Cristina Ojeda to talk about their situation.

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New Report Shows Gays Are Most Targeted for Hate Crimes

The report by the Southern Poverty Law Center follows a rash of anti-gay crimes in New York. A gay advocate says immigrant members of the LGBTQ community are especially vulnerable.