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LGBT immigration

Board of Immigration Appeals rejects ruling based on coming-out stereotypes

The Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) has reversed an Immigration Judge's ruling that denied a Jamaican immigrant's application for protection under the U.N. Convention Against Torture (CAT) against being sent to Jamaica, and remanded the case back to the immigration court for further review.

LGBT advocates call on House to pass immigration reform bill

"The LGBT community is standing side-by-side with our allies in the immigrant rights community to pass immigration reform because our immigration policies should reflect our commitment to keeping families together. Too many LGBT immigrants are forced to live in two closets. It’s time for all immigrants to be able to come out of the shadows."

ACTION ALERT: Tell Congress to STAND UP for immigration reform!

"Today, I was arrested as part of a mass civil disobedience action in Washington, DC - I joined 100 other women from across the country who sat down in the street in front of Congress in order to call on House Leader John Boehner to STAND UP for immigration reform."

Persecuted gay Filipino won't be deported

U.S. immigration authorities ignored evidence in ordering the removal of a HIV-positive, gay Filipino who endured rape and other persecution in his native land, the 9th Circuit ruled.

Gay married man approved for green card

An American man in Florida and his husband, who is from Bulgaria, have become the first same-sex married couple to be approved for a permanent resident visa, an immigration milestone that comes after the Supreme Court struck down a federal law against same-sex marriage.

Immigration reform would give 250,000 LGBT immigrants a path to citizenship

The Senate’s immigration bill provides a pathway to citizenship for the over a quarter-million LGBT adults living in the U.S., and provides an expedited path to citizenship for undocumented LGBT youth who have lived in the U.S. for all or most of their lives and want nothing more than to be recognized for what they are – Americans.