Press Room

January 29, 2013

Category: Federal Advocacy, Administrative Advocacy, Marriage

HRC Statement on President Obama’s Proposal for Immigration Reform

Blueprint includes family-based immigration for same-sex couples, pathway to citizenship

WASHINGTON – 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.”

The Human Rights Campaign is the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender political organization with members throughout the country. It effectively lobbies Congress, provides campaign support and educates the public to ensure that LGBT Americans can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community.

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