Gays and lesbians were banned from immigrating to the United States until 1990. The U.S. immigration ban on LGBT families continued until June 26 when the Supreme Court struck down Section 3 of DOMA. That enormous victory meant that Americans in all fifty states and across the world can sponsor their spouses for immigration – a huge victory for tens of thousands of families suffering exile, separations, and deportations.
We must leave no one else behind. Dreamers - young people who are doubly vulnerable as LGBT and undocumented; the 270,000 undocumented LGBT people in the U.S.; LGBT asylum seekers fleeing persecution; and LGBT detainees suffering abuse urgently need immigration reform.
The moment is NOW – help stand up to make sure that the House of Representatives passes comprehensive immigration reform (CIR) so Congress can get a bill to the president’s desk! Join the LGBTforCIR campaign to carry out actions to support immigration reform for all this summer and fall!
All participating organizations will receive an LGBTforCIR graphic to feature on your website and social media. To participate, email Marco Quiroga at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Take Action to fight for CIR Now!
- What we want
- The current status of CIR
- How to get started
- What’s new in the fight for CIR
- "All In” on LGBTforCIR
List of Actions