United States senator, Barbara Boxer, (D-CA) has sent the Department of Homeland Security a letter asking for the immediate investigation of Donald Trump’s modeling agency after an August 30th publication by media outlet, Mother Jones, in which Trump’s company, Trump Model Management, was accused of trafficking illegal immigrants willing to work as models. Bipartisan Report … More U.S. Senator Calls for Investigation into Human Trafficking and Immigration Abuse by Trump Model Agency
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.
Asking our PREZ not to flip flop on his promise to eradicate DOMA. Defense of Marriage Act – TIme up for second class citizen sour tatus – the unconscienable and excruciating changes to constitutions the theft of our inherent rights; the money that funds confusion engendered by dishonest advertisements, of the self proclaimed religious, the claimed ownership of … More Become a fan on facebook – Send President Obama a FLIP FLOP postcard
By Melanie Nathan – Breaking – Today, 1.30 PM. Senator Leahy , (D-VT) extended an invitation to Shirley Tan to testify at the UAFA hearing on June 3rd before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Shirley Tan, her wife Jay and their twelve year old twinsons, together with ‘yours truly’ will be traveling next week to DC for the hearings … More Breaking Shirley Tan Invited to UAFA Hearing
What makes me mad Have you ever heard of an editor closing the comments down on a Blogger’s post? Serena Editor of QueerCents did just that, and I quote: “Serena Says: May 7th, 2009 at 12:47 pm Editor’s Note: Due to the nature of many of the comments on this thread, comments have been … More Queercents shuts down new blogger’s first blog to comments….
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
I had the great pleasure of working with Susan Young to bring the TAN MERCADO immigration matter to PEOPLE MAGAZINE. I wanted to thank PEOPLE and Susan for doing justice to the Article. The 36,000 afflicted LGBT binational couples need mainstream exposure – hopefully the readers will find the compassion and true value in family … More Thank you for the mainstream expose PEOPLE MAGAZINE
Commens made about Shirley Tan – some are heartless and cruel. … More An American Family Value – Family Values what are they?
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!
San Francisco, California “This is a good day for this family, but their fight is not over,” said Chris Waddling, Binational Couples Outreach Director for Marriage Equality USA. Shirley Tan, the California mother of two who was to be deported April 3rd has been given a stay of deportation until April 22nd pending the possibility of further action. Thanks to the heroic efforts of her counsel, Melanie Nathan, lawyer Phyllis Beech, Rep. Jackie Speier [CA-12], Senator Dianne Feinstein, and Immigration Equality’s Julie Kruse, Ms Tan, her wife of 23 years, U.S. citizen Jay Mercado, and their two sons will not be saying goodbye to one another just yet. … More Press Release Shirley Tan
Please help the TAN family by supporting the passage of a private bill. Contact Melanie Nathan of private Courts, at the address provided. … More Save Shirley Tan Urgent – deportation set for 4/3/09
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