The Fine Print Blog

By Jessica Gonzalez-Rojas, Executive Director, National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health

The blog brings up some of the downsides of the immigration bill passed by the Senate.

By Catherine Hanssens, Exec. Director and Iván Espinoza-Madrigal, Legal Director

The Supreme Court may have dismantled DOMA but also diluted affirmative action and gutted a key provision of the Voting Rights Act.

By Jesus Barrios

More than twenty years ago, my parents made the journey north, and brought their children (myself included) from Mexico to the United States.  In many respects, my family's experience mirrors the stories of many immigrants, especially those from Latin America: my parents fled poverty, corruption, and violence in hopes of providing their children with a better life.

By Iván Espinoza-Madrigal
Legal Director, The Center for HIV Law and Policy

As we hit milestones in the movement for LGBT equality in military bases and marriage license bureaus across the country perhaps we should adopt a new mantra for the next generation of our struggle: Leave No Queer Behind! If we embrace this principle, we will have no choice but to re-embrace the struggle to end HIV-related stigma and discrimination.

By Iván Espinoza-Madrigal
Legal Director, The Center for HIV Law and Policy

As immigration reform comes to the forefront in Congress, public health advocates should realize they have a dog in this fight. Basic legal protections for immigrants would allow many who would benefit from HIV diagnosis, treatment, and other health care to safely come out of the shadows.

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