Out4Immigration is demanding the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security and the White House put the cases of same-sex binational couples facing deportation on hold until DOMA - which is forcing loving couples apart - can be resolved.
Add your name to this important petition now:
Since President Obama and the Department of Justice issued their directive to stop defending the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in court on February 23, same-sex binational couples have experienced a high-intensity roller coaster ride of federal http://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gifagencies temporarily granting - then rescinding - small, yet humane steps toward keeping our families together. One day we hear good news like this:
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Asks Field Offices to Put Bi-National Immigration Cases on Hold
But the next day, we are told this:
DOJ to Married Green Card Applicants: DOMA Still Applies
Tell these federal agencies and the White House to stop playing politics with same-sex binational couples. The rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender American citizens with foreign partners have been denied too long. At Out4Immigration, we have seen countless numbers of our friends and volunteers be forced into exile or be torn apart. Can you sign and circulate this petition to build support against unjust immigration laws and DOMA - the two obstacles that go hand-in-hand in keeping loving, same-sex binational couples from living together in the United States?
Out4Immigration is committed to seeing the day when married same-sex binational couples can apply for green cards, just like opposite-sex binational couples do. We will continue to push at any angle to see an end to what Rep. Jerrold Nadler continually calls this "gratuitous cruelty" of denying green cards to loving, http://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gifsame-sex couples.
For the first time we now have options to accomplish this at all three branches of government. Judicially, with the Obama directive to stop defending DOMA; legislatively with bills like the Respect for Marriage Act to repeal DOMA and the soon to be reintroduced Uniting American Families Act (UAFA); and on an executive basis with administrative fixes to the law like we saw [temporarily] last week.
Join Out4Immigration on the web through our Yahoo! Groups list (visit our website homepage and scroll to the bottom of the page, click on the Yahoo! icon and follow the instructions) and keep up with our daily conversation on equal immigration rights. You can also join us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.
THANKS TO ALL OUR VOLUNTEERS!
Out4Immigration is an all-volunteer, grassroots group. Everything we do comes from people volunteering their personal time - to build coalitions with their communities, to get resolutions and letters in support of UAFA, to speak at conferences and rallies, to staff booths at events, to organize events and march in parades. Thank you all for stepping up. It is your commitment to this cause that will ultimately end discrimination in US immigration law.