The purpose of this blog is to expose the cruel and heartless policies of the U.S. immigration system against same-sex couples. It is a place where binational couples can post their thoughts or share their stories. Only with outreach and education can the system change.
Thursday, July 27, 2006
Thursday, July 13, 2006
GAY CONGRESSMAN HAS NO BACKBONE
I received this article from membership in another immigration group:
Below are two articles, from the NY Blade and the Washington Blade,regarding retiring gay Arizona Republican U.S. Representative Jim Kolbe'sunwillingness to help usher the Uniting American Families Act forward,despite the fact that he has a foreign partner here on a temporary workvisa.-Leslie
When you read the article, Jim Kolbe seems to think that adding the issues of binational couples to the immigration debate would add "baggage".
Wow now we are baggage!!
This is one of the reasons why the UAFA is having problems. This guy has no backbone! Go visit his website: "he is proudly representing Arizona".
How is this guy able to sleep at night knowing that he might be able to make a difference in struggling couple's lives and he does nothing? How does he live with himself as a gay man?
Thursday, June 15, 2006
The following is an excerpt from the LA Times story on binational couples and his comment on the proposed UAFA:
But Dan Stein, president of the Federation for American Immigration Reform, finds the legislation problematic for a number of reasons. FAIR is wary of any proposal that would open the doors to more immigrants. And Stein worries that an immigration rights law for gay partners would flood the system with fraudulent applications."You're dealing with a rampant marriage fraud problem now for heterosexual couples," he said.
First Mr. Stein is worried that the UAFA would opent doors to more immigrants. But it is ok that the door is open to heterosexuals but it is ok that the door is shut in the face of gay and lesbian citizens and their families.
Then he is worried about fraudulent applications. Well Mr. Stein wake up the US immigration system is already fradulent as it is denying decent citizens equal rights and protections simply because they are gay or lesbian and is that FAIR? May Mr. Stein you should learn the meaning of fair before you open your mouth.
Monday, June 12, 2006
The following is an excerpt from an online new article:
Rep. Peter King, a New York Republican who chairs the House Homeland Security Committee, asserted that Canada has ``a disproportionate number of al-Qaida. ... because of their very liberal immigration laws (and) because of how political asylum is granted so easily.'' And Rep. John Hostettler of Indiana said many Canadian immigrants don't share ``traditional Canadian values.''
I guess Mr. King has a problem with Canada's fair and compassionate immigration system. I would like to ask him why an American citizen would have to flee to Canada in the first place to be able to remain with their spouse. Well we know the answer to that would be the "one man one woman" thing.
I would also like to ask him why it takes almost 14 years for an approved asylum claimant to get any status in the US.
I would suggest that Mr. King worry about fixing the immigration problems of the US and butt out of the system here.
Monday, June 05, 2006
BUSH PUSHING GAY MARRIAGE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
The elected thief AKA as Bush held a press conference today in hopes of convincing Congress and the Senate to pass the gay marriage ban to the US Constitution.
America blog requested constituents to call in to their elected members to question supporters of the amendment to answer questions regarding their own morality.
I think this is a great idea as if these "moral police" want to know what we are doing in our bedrooms then it is only fair that we know what they doing.
These facist dictators are purposing again to write discrimination into the Constitution. Let's hope they fail again and I pray they fail in 2006!!!!!
Sunday, May 07, 2006
HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH AND IE LAUNCH REPORT ON BINATIONAL COUPLES
On May 2, 2006, Human Rights Watch and Immigration Equality lauched the first ever report on binational couples and the discriminatory treatment imposed on same-sex couples in the US.
I would also say that immigration laws in the US are not only discriminatory but border on persecution of US citizens.
Here is the link for the report:
Monday, May 01, 2006
UAFA SENATE SPONSOR VOTED FOR DOMA
When I first began this immigration nightmare, I was of course one of those ignorant Americans. As time went by and I began to learn how unfair the system was I began to do some research. I have now discovered that the primary sponsor in the Senate for the Uniting American Families Act (Sen. Leahy) also voted for the Defense of Marriage Act of 1996.So let's examine this. The unconstitutional DOMA was passed so that if gays or lesbians were married in one state that other states would not have to recognize that marriage and defined marriage under federal law as of course "one man, and one woman". This is the main reason that binational couples are suffering today. Then fast forward. The kind senator introduces the UAFA so that partners are recognized under immigration law.Does this make fucking sense? In one instance he enshrines the discrimination and in another he tries to rectify it. How can someone justify such a vote? I can only theorize that UAFA does not specify marriage so that is why he introduced it. I guess as long as there are no marriages they figure give the gays a little something.