In June 2009, when I heard about Britta, she was being held in detention in a Florida Detention Facility; she had been caught in an ICE sweep and was unable to provide documentation of legal status in the USA and I was on my way to D.C. for the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the Uniting American families Act, that would provide immigration equality to LGBT spouses.Britta, Binational Marches Alone at NYC Immigration Rally – Where were the GAYS?, May 2010
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MEL NATHAN’ s
LGBT Binational Immigration Column; Stories and UAFA
Melanie has authored a VISA – for Binational LGBT Permanent Partners, fiance’s and spouses- as a stop gap measure to bring Bi-nationals back from exile and to help those currently facing unnecessary legal consequences. Please click her to support this much needed interim remedy. Immigration reform is a long way away for those who are either in separation or who are married to Americans yet still face deportation:
By Melanie Nathan