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Medical Students in Limbo as Young Immigrant Program Ends

Medical Students in Limbo as Young Immigrant Program Ends

By Sophia Tareen | Oct 22
Medical student Alejandra Duran Arreola dreams of becoming an OB-GYN in her home state of Georgia, where there's a shortage of doctors and one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the U.S.

Advocates Look to ICE to Address Violence Against LGBTs In Immigration

By EDGE | Jan 16
LGBT advocates look to Sarah SaldaƱa, the next head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, to use her authority to address the increasing crisis of physical and sexual violence against LGBT and HIV-positive immigrants.

On Intl. Migrants Day, IFUW Notes Most Refugees Are Women

By Winnie McCroy | Dec 17
In anticipation of International Migrants Day on December 18, the International Federation of University Women (IFUW) highlights the need for good education and job for women and migrants.

Court Gives Immigrants in AZ a Chance for Bail

By Jacques Billeaud | Nov 15
Hundreds of immigrants who have been denied bail under a strict Arizona law will now have the opportunity to be released.

Will LGBT Amendments Bring Down Immigration Reform?

By Conswella Bennett | May 21
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 | May 21
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 | May 8
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

May 4
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.

A Risk Including Gay Partners in Immigration Bill?

By Josh Lederman | Apr 25
Frustrated at being left out of an immigration overhaul, gay rights groups are pushing to adjust a bipartisan Senate bill to include gay couples. But Democrats are treading carefully, wary of adding another divisive issue that could lose GOP support

Undocumented Gay Youth Will Be Aided By LGBT Dreamers Fund

By Michelle Lim | Mar 8
Having Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas come out in support of undocumented gay immigrants gave a voice to immigrants across the U.S. Now they hope that the passage of the DREAM Act will allow them to stay in the place they call home.

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