No, the Ryan Immigration Bill Would Not End Family Separation at the Border! Instead, It Would Prolong Detention of Children in Poor Conditions, End Decades Old Law That Protects Refugees Seeking Protection However Senator Feinstein needs 3 more Republican Senators to sign onto Senate Bill 3036 to keep families together: please contact your Republican Senators and tell … More Don’t be Duped the Ryan Immigration Bill WILL NOT End Family Separation
While the President of American Academy of Pediatricians calls out Family Separation as “Nothing Less than Government-Sanctioned Child Abuse”, I call it another step along the path of the Nazi trajectory of 1939! Last night, as detention centers reached capacity, filled with kids ripped from their parents, the administration announced that it will open the first … More Trump Administration’s Separation of Families is more than Child Abuse
Washington, D.C. — US Senator Dianne Feinstein has released a statement after the polls have closed in the California Primary Election. Senator Feinstein recorded the statement this evening in Washington D.C. She could not be in California on Election Day as the Senate is in session. Today, the Senate voted on a motion to invoke cloture … More Senator Feinstein Election Night Statement
California Democrats rebuked Sen. Dianne Feinstein at their annual convention this weekend, denying her the party’s endorsement in this year’s Senate race, and giving a majority of their votes to her apparently more liberal primary challenger, Kevin de León. While many may slot Feinstein in the ‘moderate’ zone, I have seen her, through the years, as … More Why this Progressive Liberal Endorses and Will Vote for Senator Dianne Feinstein
Responds to weeks of escalating pressure from immigrant youth in CA and Washington to pass the Dream Act California, Washington, D.C. – With less than two days remaining this year to pass the Dream Act, immigrant youth successfully pushed Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) to commit to vote NO on any Continuing Resolution that does not … More BREAKING: Sen. Feinstein to Immigrant Youth: “No Continuing Resolution Without the Dream Act!”
After 59 people are slaughtered and 515 injured, at a Country Music festival in Las Vegas, by a mentally ill or sane (if that is even possible) killer, calling immediate attention to the Republican failure to legislate gun control, despite earlier horrific massacres, and calling for urgent gun control measures, is indeed appropriately political. However … More Senators Introduce Legislation to Close Gun Loopholes
Californians Demand Sens. Feinstein And Harris Oppose Any Trump Supreme Court Nominee And Use Every Tool Available To Reject The Pick Thousands Join Courage Campaign in Urging California Democrats to “Just. Say. No.” CALIFORNIA — A new petition from the California-based Courage Campaign is calling on the state’s Senators — Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris … More Californians Demand Senators Feinstein And Harris Oppose Any Trump SCOTUS Nominee
If you check and affirm more than one of the following items listed below, then this Article applies to you:- Do you believe that all people should be treated equally Do you endorse “the right to pursue happiness” as per the US constitution When faced with the … More PUSH FOR PASSAGE – Out 4 Immigration Deploys….. for UAFA
Before we headed out to the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. The Tan Mercado family was all spruced up and ready to testify. They were not nervous, just willing to take care of business. Shirley testified with a bravery rarely seen. I met Shirley when she had mere weeks to her deportation and the moment … More Shirley Tan, Melanie Nathan, Jay Mercado leaving the PLaza D.C. For the hearing.
Melanie reporting from D.C. for UAFA Hearings, June 03, 2009. The place is a-buzz as the new Judicial nominee, the soon to be Justice (G-d willing) Sonia Sotomayor does the rounds; senators, press, passers by, it is a sweet time, indeed. President Barack Obama made history when he nominated Sonia Sotomayor, a federal appeals court judge … More UAFA Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing
UAFA witness list announced … More BREAKING NEWS UAFA- Senate Judiciary committee releases hearing Witness list
“UAFA Hearings, June 3 – More Details WEBCAST http://judiciary.senate.gov/hearings/hearing.cfm?id=3876 by Kathy Drasky Published May 27, 2009 @ 08:42AM PT Immigration Equality has made available the following information if you are planning to attend the Senate hearings next week in Washington, DC. We’ll continue to post more info as we receive it. We also understand that … More Tune in….
Melanie Nathan Lesbian mom, “Me and our Baby” Today I was picked up by a BLOGGER that sees Gays and Lesbians as lesser Americans Michigan Redneck II – (yes that is what the blogger calls him/herself) – – or so I presume from the postings. THIS IS WHAT SHE WROTE ON … More .. time to talk? Not sure yet..
The first 100 days … More ‘Carpe diem’ – seize the 100th day!
Shirley Tan is not leaving the USA for a while – Great News and much appreciation to Senator Fesinetin, (D) California. … More Senator Dianne Feinstein, et al save Shirley Tan
On April 10th, Shirley Tan received good news and bad news on her rollercoaster ride to or from permanence in the USA. Shirley received notice from the BIA that a deportation order was re-issued giving her 30 days to voluntarily leave the USA. The good news is the admittance that the prior order was not … More Update Shirley Tan Deportation- out of options
Help this family by being aware and support their struggle…. comments of support welcomed … More To our Senators who can make a difference – can you look at this American child and say no?
Update Shirley Tan -binational lesbian couples; Opinion from Yours Truly….Please keep this story alive. The Mercado Tan family is still on the chopping block until 4/22/09 – hopefully Sen. Feinstein will introduce a Private Bill in time. Pleas also note that each case is unique unto itself. Private Bills are not two- a- penny and … More A Bill in Time Saves 9!
I was informed by Rep. Speier’s office that there is a temporary stay of deportation pending further work that is being done in the case. The stay has been extended tto April 22, 2009. we await this in writing to be sure. Although the family is not out of the woods, so to speak, this news is gratifying, said … More Breaking News Shirley Tan deportation Case
S . 424 At the request of Mr. LEAHY, the name of the Senator from Oregon (Mr. MERKLEY) was added as a cosponsor of S . 424 , a bill to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to eliminate discrimination in the immigration laws by permitting permanent partners of United States citizens and lawful … More S.424 Oregon’s Merkeley added as co-sponsor of UAFA
LGBT Families torn about by lack of equal protection under Federal law.
Special Thanks to:
Martha and Lin McDewitt-Pugh – Love in Exile (http://www.loveexiles.org/)
Julie Kruse and Victoria Neilson Immigration Equality, (www.immigrationequality.org)
Melanie Nathan, CEO Private Courts, Inc. (www.privatecourts.com)
GLAAD for media support and training Cindi Creaver (www.glaad.org/
Offices of Senator Boxer and Senator Feinstein … More Help us Please – twin boys beg for Mother’s rights
Been on my mind for eight years…. Immigration rights for bi-national gay and lesbian permanent partners now seeks refuge in the UAFA – Uniting American Families Act. Nice name…. But that is what it seeks to do… this is a no-brainer. It MUST be done. Please urge your rep to co-sponsor or sign on to … More Urge Your Reps
Where is Sen Diane feinstein on UAFA? and the rest of them … More Uniting American Families Act – Call your Senators- spare no mercy
Good news. California Supreme Court to hear oral argument on the challenge to Prop 8. … More CALIFORNIA PROP 8 Supreme Court will hear oral argument on 3/5