Immigration Equality

Rating: 4.82 stars   28 reviews

Issues: Civil Rights, LGBTQ, Human Services, Immigration, Crime & Law

Location: 40 Exchange Place #1705 New York NY 10005 USA

Mission: Immigration Equality addresses the widespread discriminatory impact of immigration laws on the lives of lesbians, gay men, and people with HIV through education, outreach, advocacy and direct legal services.
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Rating: 5 stars  

18 people found this review helpful

Immigration Equality is a small, hard working organization that fights for some of the most important rights the LGBT and HIV+ community is deprived off. It's been very successful in its battle against the absurd discrimination against HIV positive immigrants and visitors by pushing the lifting of the HIV ban. It's helped many immigrants who fled their home countries where their life was in danger because their sexual identity. And the staff of this organization works very hard to give gay Americans the basic right to live with their foreign partner in the US and not being forced to choose between their family and the country they love.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the debate in Washington.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

stop immigration unequality once and for all.

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2009-6-01

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5 people found this review helpful

Immigration Equality has taken on a huge task of representing and fighting for LGBT community working to change the immigration laws. The discrimination LGBT community is facing from INS is not covered in the media and talked about as much as other gay issues that have become part of the political and social landscape, but affects too many in the community, and almost everybody was touched by it directly or indirectly. This issue separates gay couples and families sending foreign partner out of the country and causes a lot of stress and pain in the process. Immigration Equality is our very competent voice and is making a huge difference in changing the laws and keeping gay binational couples together.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Raising awarnes, building pressure on the Congress

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Palpable progress they are making.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Work on many other issues

Ways to make it better...

Immigration Equality had more resources

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One thing I'd also say is that...

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2009-6-01

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5 people found this review helpful

Great organization. Working hard to give us all hope that soon we will be all counted as equal by immigration laws.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Gettered impressive support for our cause.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Try to get a meeting with the president or the first lady and explain how they could change the lives of so many people.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Change the lives of so many people.

Ways to make it better...

I would love to see the hard work of this organization awarded by Congress by passing the UAFA as soon as possible.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

narrow minded people that are selfish and so called good Christians.

One thing I'd also say is that...

Keep up the good hard work.

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2009-6-01

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5 people found this review helpful

This site has been an invaluable resource to those of us in a bi-national relationship, having to live in another country. It keeps up up to date with what is happening with LGBT issues in America, how the UAFA is progressing, and it fights equally for all - not just people like me and my wife, living in a country we don't want to. I've been donating for a while now and will continue to do so, because the support they offer is indiscriminate and priceless. ImmigrationEquality deserves your vote!!

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

that even though IE fight my cause - immigration for same-sex bi-national couples - they fight for everyone on the spectrum of LGBT and offer free legal advice to those who cannot afford it.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-5-01

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6 people found this review helpful

I try to check their blog as much as I can and support their fight to make our country a place where every American share the same rights. Keep up the great work!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

making the injustice that Bi-national couples more visible and giving them hope to be treated as any other straight American couple.

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Ways to make it better...

There's nothing I can think to make my experience better. Just keep up the great job.

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2009-6-01

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6 people found this review helpful

Immigration Equality has been so great. For the past year and a half my Brazilian partner and I have only been able to see each other when I can find the time to go visit him. He cannot come here, know my home or my family. IE has been personally supportive and works tirelessly to overcome the injustice and cruel disregard for LGBT bi-national couples. They also were instrumental in helping get the HIV travel ban repealed and continue to work to have the repeal implemented.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The number of congressional supporters of UAFA IE has courted and secured.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

do nothing different.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The personal care the staff takes with the thousands of painful stories they hear in their day to day work

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Energetic, thoughtful, kind, attentive.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Get UAFA passed this year.

Ways to make it better...

More people would join IE and if more congressmen and women and senators would listen to their stories.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Overcoming the dual bias against LGBT citizens and foreign nationals who want to immigrate here.

One thing I'd also say is that...

While all LGBT people have known their pain, and I have known mine over 30 years of being "out", the pain I feel at being unfairly separated from my partner is especially deep and continuous. Thank you IE for helping me cope as you help solve the problem

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2009-6-01

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Immigration Equality is doing such a good job for same-sex binational couples. Currently there are 36,000 couples who are denied civil rights that heterosexual couples are afforded. Keep up the good work.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Getting this bill moving in congress.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

How they keep the members informed

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Rachel Tiven is the best.

Ways to make it better...

They had a better blog response area.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

One thing I'd also say is that...

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-6-01

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