Pelosi Prioritizes UAFA; Kerry Makes My Family. Together. Video
Posted on 06/08/2012 @ 12:05 PM
Congressional Champions continue to press for relief for LGBT immigrants and their families.
In an interview yesterday with the Washington Blade, House Leader Nancy Pelosi listed the Uniting American Families act among two LGBT bills that are a priority for her (along with ENDA):
Pelosi also mentioned immigration legislation affecting the LGBT community, alluding to the Uniting American Families Act, which would enable gay Americans to sponsor their foreign-born same-sex partners for residency in the United States. She said the bill would “seriously codify immigration policy relating to the [LGBT] community.”
We are proud to have Leader Pelosi as a vocal, constant champion for UAFA, and for all LGBT families impacted by discriminatory immigration laws, including Bradford Wells and Anthony Makk, a constituent family for whom she helped win a two-year reprieve from separation.
Senator John Kerry, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee has made a video with a constituent family as part of Immigration Equality’s My Family. Together. video campaign. He appears with John Brandoli and his mother Lenora; he helped stop the deportation of John’s husband. In the video, he calls for an end to the separation of any LGBT families due to immigration laws. Senator Kerry continues to vocally champion stopping the separations in the media,in letters to the administration, in this video, and even in his tweets.