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Advocates Seek to Empower LGBT Immigrants

By Chris Carson | Sunday Sep 22, 2013
When Amy Lin pulled her mother aside and said, "I like girls too, are you okay with that?" her mother, who moved Lin to the U.S. from Taiwan when Lin was 12, looked at her and said, "It doesn’t matter, that’s what America is for."

100 Women Arrested For Protesting Inaction on Immigration Reform

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Sep 17, 2013
One hundred women, plus more than 20 undocumented immigrants, were arrested in Washington, DC on Sept. 12 for protesting the House of Representatives inaction on comprehensive immigration reform.

GOP Fault Lines Emerging on Social Issues

By Ken Thomas | Tuesday Jul 2, 2013
Pivotal developments on two cultural issues - immigration reform and gay marriage - offer an early preview of potential fault lines among Republicans weighing White House bids in 2016.

Broad Immigration Bill Cruising to Senate Passage

By David Espo and Erica Werner | Wednesday Jun 26, 2013
Far-reaching immigration legislation cruised toward passage in the Senate on Wednesday as House Republicans pushed ahead on a different approach that cracks down on millions living in the United States illegally rather than offerin a chance at citizenship

"I’m Gone!": Rubio Threatens to Revoke Support of LGBT Inclusive Immigration Bill I

By EDGE | Thursday Jun 13, 2013
Two days after Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt) introduced an amendment to the bipartisan immigration reform bill that would grant protections to bi-national same-sex couples, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) co-author of the bill, said that he would revoke his support.

Senate Panel Approves Immigration Bill; Nixes Gay Spouses

By David Espo And Erica Werner | Tuesday May 21, 2013
Far-reaching legislation that grants a chance at citizenship to millions of immigrants living illegally in the United States cleared the Senate Judiciary Committee on a solid bipartisan vote Tuesday night after supporters somberly sidestepped a controver

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.