Tuesday, July 27, 2010

New American Media Op-Ed: Don’t Leave LGBT Families Out of Immigration Reform

Amos Lim was given an opportunity to respond to the recent media coverage about how including LGBT Families might jeopardise the entire immigration reform by Sandip Roy and New American Media. The op-ed can be read in full here.

Hope you would comment and rate the story! We need the help of the progressive community to continue working and exerting pressure to make sure that we will not be taken out!
Not many people realize that within the United States there are approximately 36,000 couples who are struggling to be together because they are binational same-sex couples. The Uniting American Families Act would allow U.S. citizens or permanent residents to sponsor their partners to become permanent residents.

Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., and Rep. Mike Honda, D-Calif., recently held a press conference with more than 40 advocacy groups to urge congress to pass the Uniting American Families Act (UAFA) this year by ensuring that it gets included in comprehensive immigration reform.

Here in the state of California, our state legislature voted overwhelmingly in a bipartisan way a few weeks ago for AJR15 -- a joint resolution that makes California the first state to support the passage of UAFA and its inclusion in comprehensive immigration reform. (read the entire article here)
If you have not heard the radio interview on KALW where Sandip Roy spoke with Amos Lim, Judy Rickard and Joe Smith about LGBT Immigration, you can listen to them here.

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