Take Action: Administration Denies Green Card for Frances & Takako
By Rachel Tiven on 12/13/2011 @ 05:47 PM
Just moments ago, CNN broke the news that the Obama Administration has denied a green card for Frances Herbert’s spouse, Takako Ueda. In denying their request, the Administration has informed Takako that, “You are required to depart the United States within thirty (30) days from the date of this decision, or be subject to removal proceedings.”
In June, thousands of supporters signed our petition asking President Obama to not turn down the green card application Immigration Equality’s legal team filed on Frances and Takako’s behalf. Now, we need you to speak up for Frances and Takako again, and let the White House know: We will not allow the government to separate loving, committed families.
Please take a few minutes – right now – and call President Obama at (202) 456-1111. When the White House answers, tell them:
“I signed a petition earlier this year asking President Obama to keep Frances Herbert and her spouse, Takako Ueda, together. Now, I’ve learned that the Administration has denied their request for a green card. I support allowing lesbian and gay couples to stay together. Stop the separations, and stop denying green cards filed by lesbian and gay couples.”
As Immigration Equality told CNN today, we will appeal the green card denial and fight to ensure Frances and Takako – and other couples in their situation – are not torn apart.
Please join us by calling the White House today and letting President Obama know you support keeping Frances and Takako together.
It is time to stop denying green cards for LGBT families.