Out4Immigration urges all members in the San Francisco Bay Area to come to San Francisco City Hall tomorrow (Wednesday, April 27) at 1 pm for a press conference with Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL).
The press conference will take place on the steps of City Hall, where Rep. Gutierrez will be joined by members of the local LGBT community, immigrant rights' leaders and elected officials to demand that President Obama and the government departments with the powers to enact immediate change come forward and stop deportations that are tearing immigrant families apart.
Same-sex binational couples know all too well the gratuitous cruelty we face at the hands of the United States Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS), who refuse to recognize our relationships - whether they are legal marriages, civil unions or domestic partnerships. Other families face similar issues that can cause a loved one to be deported, or prolonged separations. DREAM Activists and supporters of Rep. Mike Honda's Reuniting Families Act (RFA) will be in attendance, too.
Rep. Gutierrez is on a 21-city tour to call for an end to these deportations and Comprehensive Immigration Reform.
Special thanks to Erik Schnabel, Out4Immigration's community outreach coordinator for arranging our participation in this historic event.