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  • 15th July 2014

    US: Jose Antonio Vargas, an out gay undocumented activist, currently detained in Texas

    Jose Antonio Vargas has been detained at the Texas border (Image: Ryan Grim)

    7:21 PM — Jose Antonio Vargas, noted activist for both LGBT rights and the rights of undocumented people, has been detained by Border Patrol in McAllen, Texas after attempting to board a plane to Los Angeles.

  • 11th August 2011

    San Francisco married gay couple lose immigration case 118

    The couple are fighting the ruling

    4:41 PM — A married gay couple in San Francisco who have lived together for nearly 20 years have been told that one must leave the US by August 25th. Bradford Wells and Antony John Makk married seven years ago in Massachusetts. For most of the last 19 years, they have shared a home in the Castro district.

  • 30th March 2011

    US immigration officials put hold on gay spouse cases 5

    1:04 PM — The US is apparently no longer automatically rejecting green card applications from the foreign spouses of gay and lesbian citizens.

  • 4th January 2010

    US HIV travel ban lifted today 19

    The ban on HIV-positive people entering the US will be lifted today

    11:28 AM — The ban on HIV-positive people entering the US officially ends today. The 22-year-old law was one of the most restrictive immigration policies in the world for people with HIV but was lifted by President Barack Obama in November.

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