By German Lopez | November 24, 2014
Last year, Alfonso Moreno-Gonzales was living as an openly gay man in the US. Today, Moreno, a 32-year-old from Mexico, keeps his sexual orientation a secret out of fear for his life — simply because he was deported back to Mexico.
“You can’t express yourself the way you are” in Mexico, Moreno said. “If you are just walking in the street, it can be dangerous for your health.”
President Barack Obama on Thursday announced executive actions protecting an additional 4.3 million unauthorized immigrants from deportation. But the order leaves out 6 million immigrants — and for the LGBT population among the unprotected, the threat of deportation can pose an actual threat to their lives.