Lesbian and Gay Immigration Rights Task Force/LA
c/o L.A Gay and Lesbian Community Services Center/Legal Services Department
1625 North Schrader Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90028-9998
(new vox) 213-526-2915 (fax) 213-993-7699 (email) LGIRTF@abacus.oxy.edu
March 1996 Newsletter
MARCH MEETING SET FOR TUESDAY MARCH 12 7PM
The next regularly-scheduled monthly meeting of Immigration Equality will be
Tuesday, March 12 at 7pm at the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Community Services Center (1625 North Schrader Boulevard in Hollywood, two blocks west of
Cahuenga Boulevard and one-half block south of Holywood Boulevard.)
ANTI-IMMIGRANT BILLS MOVING IN CONGRESS
There are two anti-immigrant ``immigration reform'' bills moving through
In the House, H.R. 2202 sponsored by
Lamar Smith of Texas would place a cap on refugee admissions and eliminate admissions categories for
adult children and siblings and restrict those for spouses, minor children and parents.
In the Senate, a bill sponsored by
Alan Simpson of Wyoming would
reduce the total number of immigrants by up to one-third and would institute a
zero-immigration moratorium starting from 2006. This bill is currently being
supported by California's U.S. Senator DIANNE FEINSTEIN.
Contact her and let her know how you feel about her stance on immigration issues.
She can be reached at
The Honorable Dianne Feinstein
11111 Santa Monica Blvd, #915
Los Angeles, CA 90025
phone: 310-914-7300, fax: 202-228-3954
On Friday March 15 from 11am-1pm there will be a protest at Senator Feinstein's
office (at the corner of Sepulveda and Santa Monica).
IMMIGRATION LAW PROJECT HOLDS DIVERSITY VISA WORKSHOP
On Monday March 4, the Immigration Law Project of the Gay and Lesbian Community
Services Center held a workshop on applying for a diversity visa (commonly
known as #the lottery#). The seminar was well-attended and was run by two
who volunteer regularly at the Center. Call 213-993-7677 to make up an
appointment for a free consultation with them or to get more information about
the Immigration Law Project.
LATEST HAWAII NEWS
On Tuesday, March 5 the Hawaii House passed a constitutional amendment which
says that ``marriage is between a man and a woman'' and would nullify any
attempt by the Hawaii Supreme Court to legalize marriage for same-gender
couples. On the same day, the Hawaii State Senate passed a bill which would
establish statewide domestic partnerships with some of the benefits of marriage.
If you know anyone in Hawaii, you should have them contact their Hawaii State
Legislator. We on the mainland should support HERMP by sending donations to
GLCC-HERMP, 1521 Alexander Street, #503, Honolulu, HI 96822.
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