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Congressional Hispanic Caucus Immigration Principles Include Same-Sex Couples

hrc flag capitolPost submitted by Josh King, Former HRC Senior Public Policy Advocate

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus has unveiled its principles for immigration reform and specifically is calling for the inclusion of bi-national, same-sex couples as a priority for immigration reform. 

The CHC’s ONE NATION: Principles on Immigration Reform and Our Commitment to the American Dream highlights the priorities of the CHC as it works to pass comprehensive immigration reform.  Specifically, the document says that immigration reform should “protect the unity and sanctity of the family, including the families of bi-national, same-sex couples, by reducing the family backlogs and keeping spouses, parents, and children together.”

While this is an important starting point for the debate over immigration reform, HRC will continue to work with leaders in Congress for the inclusion of the Uniting American Families Act (S. 821, H.R. 1537) in legislation introduced next year. We are grateful to the leaders and members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus in the House and Senate for their leadership on the inclusion of UAFA in this document.

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