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Radio Interview with Karma Chávez on Wisconsin Public Radio, WORT

I recently did an interview with my friend, collaborator, and fellow Against Equality collective member Dr.Karma Chávez on Wisconsin Public Radio, WORT (89.9 fm), out of Madison.  We talked about my piece, "Undocumented vs. Illegal: A Distinction without a Difference," and related matters. 

Undocumented vs. Illegal: A Distinction without a Difference

In representing only the good immigrants, undocumented activists are literally and metaphorically the dream activists of neoliberalismemphasising individualised narratives about freedom over systemic critique.

Queer Immigration: Change the Paradigms [9 January, 2008]

The Uniting American Families Act (UAFA) is back in the news.  Currently, heterosexual married citizens and permanent residents can sponsor their non-citizen spouses for immigration.  The UAFA extends that privilege to same-sex binational couples, substituting the words ‘permanent partner’ for ‘spouse’ in the language of immigration law.  Stories about binational couples emphasize that their relationships aren’t considered as equal to those of married people.

Gay marriage and queer immigration: Laboring over love [28 May, 2008]

The recent California decision on gay marriage fills me with dread—dread at the schlock I know is awaiting me during this Pride month and afterwards; dread about hearing all the triumphant rhetoric about “equality;” and dread that queers are going to speak about marriage as some kind of dream fulfilled.  Again.

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