Tuesday, February 5, 2013

UAFA For Same Sex Couples Re-Introduced

From Immigration Equality Action Fund:

This morning Congressman Nadler re-introduced the Uniting American Families Act in the 113th Congress.

"Our immigration system has always recognized the value of keeping families together. But when it comes to legally married same-sex couples and domestic partners our immigration law says those families don’t count." — Represenative John Conyers (Michigan) as quoted in The Hill

Congressman Nadler is familiar with the re-introduction process; he has been the lead sponsor of UAFA for over a decade. But this time, it's different. With immigration reform on the horizon, the support that we gather for UAFA in these next few months could make the difference for our families’ inclusion.

In this critical moment for immigration reform, we need your help to get UAFA co-sponsors.

Last year, UAFA had the most co-sponsors of any immigration bill in the House or Senate. This record number of co-sponsors sends a message that LGBT immigrant families cannot be left out of immigration reform. Help us reach that same number of co-sponsors — and more — by writing to your Representative now.

Sending your letter is easy — we provide some starter text, you just include a few sentences about what UAFA means to you and your family.

Write a letter to your Representative today asking them to become a co-sponsor.

We’ll keep you posted on our progress. And keep an eye out in the coming days for even more that you can do. Let’s ensure that this is Congressman Nadler’s last UAFA re-introduction.

Thank you for all that you do,

Julie Kruse
Policy Director

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