Phil Reese

#SSS: An Immigration Slam Dunk

Filed By Phil Reese | March 27, 2011 10:00 AM | comments

Filed in: Marriage Equality, Politics, The Movement
Tags: binational, election campaigns, ENDA, gender identity, immigration, marriage, New Jersey, Same Sex Sunday, same-sex

President Obama has had his critics from within the LGBTQ community, but will he go down asSSS327.jpg the hero of same-sex binational American couples? We've already discussed the Justice Department's decision to no longer defend the constitutionality of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act in the courts, but this week one of America's top immigration attorneys for same-sex couples won a delay in a deportation case that may have far reaching effects for a long time to come.

Lavi Soloway returns to the interview chair this week to discuss his legally married clients Monica Alcota and Cristina Ojeda, their win in immigration court, and why the prosecutor and the judge both agreed with Soloway over the need for delay in light of new DOMA developments.

Two immigration districts have put all cases on hold involving legally married same-sex binational couples. Are we about to see a total halt to the break-up of binational families based on DOMA's discrimination?

We'll tackle this on our round table as well as get the skinny on state-wide developments, strategies on ENDA, and a whole lot more. Find out the who and the what and give it a listen after the jump.

Once again, our brilliant round table breaks down the news of the week:


  • Relationship recognition news from Colorado to Rhode Island, and discrimination in Indiana

  • The reintroduction of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act and how we can use a Republican-controlled House of Representatives to build for victory

  • The President's promise to create an LGBTQ watchdog at the Organization of American States with his Brazilian counterpart

  • Polls and reports on the Americans and their gays, and the DOJ finds the New Orleans Police Department been harassing residents based on their gender identity and sexual orientation--what does it mean that the FBI and DOJ have come to our aid?

  • And, the first Republican to file with the FEC to run for president is... gay?




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