H.R. 1024 – Uniting American Families Act of 2009 – is languishing in the House. The poor bill is just sitting there in the Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security, and International Law.
We need to work together, fellow citizens, to get it out.
Here’s the deal: There are literally thousands of American citizens who are separated from their life partners because they can’t sponsor them to become American citizens or even to receive their green cards. Does that even make sense? A company can obtain a green card for someone to have a “highly skilled” job that takes the job away from a U.S. citizen, but life long partners cannot keep their families together. It is a disgrace that we allow this to happen.
So, here’s what I want you to do. I want you to send a letter to Congressperson and ask them to address this situation. There’s an organization who is working on grassroot efforts called Change. They have a letter posted on the site that you can use if you don’t know what to write.
Let’s all join together and make a difference!