ACLU Letter to House of Representatives on The United American Families Act

June 2, 2009
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f the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and its more than half a million members and activists and 53 affiliates nationwide, we urge you to cosponsor H.R. 1024, the Uniting American Families Act (UAFA). H.R. 1024 Modifies U.S. Immigration Policy to Apply Equal Standards to the Permanent Partners of all Americans Under the U.S. Immigration and Nationality Act, citizens and permanent legal residents can sponsor their spouses for immigration purposes. However, because same-sex partners of U.S. citizens are not considered “spouses,” gay U.S. citizens and permanent residents are barred from sponsoring their partners. As a result, relationships and families are inevitably torn. The Uniting American Families Act helps to rectify this injustice.
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