Author Archives: Ameesha Sampat

Gay Indian Couple Jailed . . . in America

Immigration Equality is representing two gay men from India who have been detained in immigration jail in El Paso, Texas for six months. This week India’s high court reinstated criminal penalties for being gay, making it even more dangerous for the couple to return. Read more

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Le Monde: Uneasy LGBT immigrants

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Immigration Equality Names Interim Executive Director And Legal Director

Immigration Equality, the national organization representing lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) and HIV-positive immigrants and their families, announced a series of internal promotions as the organization’s new leadership team takes shape. Immigration Equality’s board of directors has named Deputy Director Trina Olson as the organization’s Interim Executive Director. Aaron C. Morris, who has led Immigration Equality’s acclaimed asylum program, will become Legal Director. Read more

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Buzzfeed features our asylum winners!

Immigration Equality released a short film sharing success stories from their LGBT Asylum Program, which represents over 400 individuals from all over the world. Read more

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After 21 Years, Same-Sex San Francisco Couple Bradford Wells & Anthony Makk Granted Green Card Through Marriage-based Petition

On August 27, 2013, after more than two decades of fighting to stay together despite an immigration system that did not recognize their relationship, Anthony Makk finally received the green card that will allow him to permanently remain in the United States with his American husband, Bradford Wells. Read more

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