Nation’s Leading LGBTQ Advocacy Organizations Respond to Senate Judiciary Committee Failure to Consider UAFA

This statement can be attributed to the National Center for Lesbian Rights, GLAAD, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, United We Dream and Queer Undocumented Immigrant Project, Lambda Legal, Equality Federation and the National Center for Transgender Equality. “We remain steadfast in our commitment to passing compassionate, comprehensive immigration reform that will provide a pathway to citizenship for the 11 million undocumented men, women and children living in our country, including at...


NCLR Applauds Senate Inclusion of Same-Sex Couples and Relief for Youth in Comprehensive Immigration Reform Bill

Statement from Federal Policy Attorney Maya Rupert (San Francisco, CA, September 30, 2010)—Today, Senators Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Patrick Leahy (D-VT) introduced the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2010. This legislation, which provides many urgently needed changes to our national immigration law, protects same-sex couples by incorporating the substance of the Uniting Americans Families Act (UAFA), which would grant U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents the right to sponsor...


NCLR Calls on Congress for Immigration Equality for Families

Comprehensive Immigration Reform Legislation Must Include Protections for Binational Couples among The Family Unity Provisions (Washington, D.C., July 15, 2010)—Today, the National Center for Lesbian Rights joined a coalition of organizations and leaders calling on Congress to insist that the Uniting American Families Act (UAFA) be included in comprehensive immigration reform legislation going forward. This approach is consistent with the Senate framework announced on April 29, 2010 by...


LGBT, Immigration, Civil Rights and Faith Groups Praise Congress for United Effort to End Discrimination Against Lesbian & Gay Binational Families

(Washington, D.C., July 15, 2010)—A coalition of organizations and leaders from the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT), immigrants’ rights, civil rights and faith communities issued the following statement today as Members of Congress gathered on Capitol Hill to call for passage of immigration reform legislation that ends discrimination against LGBTQ binational families: Today, key Congressional leaders joined forces on Capitol Hill to call on their colleagues to support passage of...


NCLR Statement on Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing on Uniting American Families Act

(San Francisco, CA, June 2, 2009)—Currently, Congress is considering a crucial immigration bill that would make it possible for same-sex bi- national couples to have equal rights to sponsor their international partner for immigration purposes in the United States. Tomorrow—for the first time in Senate history—the Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to hear this immigration reform bill that includes members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community—the Uniting American...


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