Author: Erwin de Leon

Bio: Erwin de Leon is a Policy Researcher and writer based in Washington, DC. He writes on immigration, LGBT, and nonprofit issues. You can follow him on Twitter at @ErwindeLeon.


Commentary: At Last I Have A Green Card, But Many Others Still Wait

Posted on: 06 Nov 2013

After 23 years in this country, Fi2W’s Erwin de Leon can now truly call the U.S. home.

News Analysis: Are Immigrant-Aid Organizations Ready for Reform?

Posted on: 17 Oct 2013

There’s a big job waiting for community based organizations after Congress acts to legalize undocumented immigrants. Columnist Erwin de Leon says they better be ready.

Commentary: Gay, Married and Waiting (Uncomfortably) for Immigration Reform

Posted on: 19 Aug 2013

Erwin de Leon reflects on why immigration reform is so important to him personally.

What the DOMA Ruling Means for Gay Binational Couples

Posted on: 27 Jun 2013

Erwin de Leon has a clear path to becoming a U.S. citizen now that the Supreme Court repealed the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).

Commentary: No Surprise, Gays Left Out of Immigration Reform Bill

Posted on: 17 Apr 2013

Gay bi-national couples are not included in the Senate immigration bill. Erwin de Leon says that makes the bill comprehensive, but not inclusive.

Commentary: Sequestration’s Toll on Immigrants and Our Shared Future

Posted on: 11 Mar 2013

Erwin de Leon examines the impact of sequestration on immigrants and it doesn’t look good.

Commentary: Comparing Immigration Reform Proposals

Posted on: 01 Feb 2013

This week, President Obama and the a bi-partisan group of senators offered competing plans for immigration reform. We give you a side by side comparison in a new infographic.

Commentary: Where are Asian Americans in the Immigration Reform Debate?

Posted on: 18 Jan 2013

As comprehensive immigration reform gains momentum, Fi2W’s Erwin de Leon asks why Asian Americans are missing from the discussion.

Commentary: With Fiscal Cliff Averted, Is Congress Ready to Tackle Immigration Reform?

Posted on: 04 Jan 2013

With so many competing priorities, Erwin de Leon asks if Congress will get to immigration reform any time soon.

Commentary: A Christmas Present for Victor

Posted on: 21 Dec 2012

A private bill allowing Victor Chukwueke to stay in the United States and study medicine is cause for celebration says Erwin de Leon, but Victor is just one of millions.