Thursday, August 27, 2009

Tell Congress to Include LGBT Families in Immigration Reform

Members of Congress are writing a comprehensive immigration reform bill right now that will fix our country's broken immigration system. Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) announced that he will complete the bill by Labor Day, and it is critically important that he, and other lawmakers, hear from us about the need to include LGBT families in the legislation.

Every day, more than 36,000 lesbian and gay families are impacted by discriminatory immigration policies. Families, like those recently featured in The Advocate, are forced to leave the United States or be split apart - because U.S. immigration law does not allow lesbian and gay Americans to sponsor their partners and children for residency. For each of those families, the clock is ticking.

Take action with PFLAG to contact your representatives.


joshua said...

What about Parents being deported with no chance of being with this kids again ?
My brother was deported, ban for life. Will he get a chance to come back ?

Diane J Standiford said...

Wow, can't keep up w/all this---thanks for your blog.

Renee said...

This is a matter that I don't see brought up often in connection to same gender marriage and it should be. To lesbian friends of mine, one Canadian and the other American are settling in Canada because it is easier for them to be together. With the legalization of gay marriage in Canada one can now sponsor the other. I think the separation of gay families should be brought up more often.

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