- January 29, 2013
Post submitted by Charlie Joughin, HRC Press Secretary
Today, in conjunction with a speech on immigration reform in Nevada, President Obama released the outline of his comprehensive immigration reform proposal. Human Rights Campaign President Chad Griffin released the following statement in support:
“Every day, thousands of bi-national same-sex couples are confronted with the uncertainty of immigration laws that treat them as strangers. They face the impossible dilemma of having to choose between love and country.
President Obama continues to demonstrate his tremendous leadership on behalf of our community by recognizing that fixing our nation’s flawed immigration system must include relief for these loving, committed couples and their families. In addition, by establishing a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, including children brought into this country by their parents, the President’s plan will help millions of individuals at our nation’s margins.”