From blac(k)ademic, a rundown of the latest excretion from the rabid right wing and their appeasers.
in order to prohibit asylum seekers from refuge here in the u.s., our lovely government has propositioned to enact hr 4437 (The Border Protection, Antiterrorism, and Illegal Immigration Control Act of 2005) under the guise of fighting terrorism and protecting our country. this bill will be voted on by the senate, since it has been passed by the members of our "lovely" house of reps.
hr 4437 is not only anti-immigrant, it is anti-queer and criminalizes homosexuals from other oppressive societies abroad which persecute gays and lesbians.
some of the provisions that will directly affect queer immigrants:
"Unlawful presence" would now be considered a crime and a felony, meaning that undocumented immigrants may have to serve jail time and would be barred from future legal status and from re-entry into the country.
queer asylum seekers would become overnight criminals and could recieve up to 15 years in prison to eventually be deported to their countries to face more beatings, rapes and eventually death.
Read the rest over at black lesbians say what? Hope that as one of the commenters suggests, this has no chance of actually passing. And, of course, call your senators. Utter. Bullshit.
fucking reactionary fuckheads.