"If you want to make a mother angry, give one of her children a right that you deny the other. And if you want to break a mother’s heart, force one of her children to move far away from her in order to keep his household together. That’s what the U.S. government has done to our family, and thousands of others in similar circumstances.
My daughter and her partner were married last September in his homeland. Because they are an opposite-sex couple, his immigration status was assured from the moment they became engaged, and he is now on the path to American citizenship.
We have one glimmer of hope: the Uniting American Families Act (UAFA), which would allow my son to sponsor his partner in the same way my daughter, has sponsored hers. I know it’s not likely to be passed in time to allow my son to stay here and bring his partner back home, but I will continue to urge Congress to pass this important legislation and allow me to bring my family back together."
Please support Janet, same-sex couples and their families by calling on Congress to pass UAFA. You will be updated as the legislation moves forward.
Your Statement of Support
I call on Congress to pass the Uniting American Families Act (UAFA) and end the unequal treatment of same-sex couples by our immigration system.