15 April 2013 ~ 0 Comments

How Pinkwashing Masks the Retrograde Effects of Immigration Reform

As the Senate gears up to introduce immigration reform bill, keep in mind what is not in the legislation. Justin Feldman and I co-wrote this piece after mutually observing the appropriation of queer undocumented youth and LGBT organizations for comprehensive immigration enforcement, a proposed reform that could exclude millions while ramping up militarization of the […]

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19 March 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Event: AAPIs and the Urgency for Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Hosted by Asian Pacific Americans for Progress (APAP)-Washington, DC Chapter Wednesday, March 24th, 2010 6-7:15PM Cannon House Office Building Room 121 Washington, DC http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=371721409463 Panelists: Karen Narasaki – Executive Director, Asian American Justice Center (AAJC) – moderator Prerna Lal – DREAMActivist.org founder, Change.org Blogger Deepa Iyer – Executive Director, South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT) […]

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17 March 2010 ~ 0 Comments

A Final Note On #LGBTCIR

I had a busy week and several mentions in LGBT media after the New York drama that I have put squarely behind me. Of course, I anticipated differing reactions to what I had to say in The Advocate (Universal Stagnation and Immigration Reform Conundrum) and Ambiente. But some people are uninterested in recognizing the need […]

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04 March 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Win: CCC Calls for UAFA Inclusion in CIR

Just want to give some overdue shoutout to Rachel LaBruyere from the Center for Community Change for pushing on the inside for the organization to take a stance for UAFA inclusion in CIR. I know it wasn’t easy and it took a lot of fever-induced tweeting, plus a long burning blogpost. It is not going […]

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15 January 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Recap of Netroots Nation San Francisco Event

I had the pleasure of attending a fantastic Netroots Nation event yesterday where once again, advocates brought up the terrible idea of ‘piecemeal approaches,’ derided DREAM advocates and then proceeded to say that the best we could hope for is that things do not get worse in this climate. A speaker from Nancy Pelosi’s office […]

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