Uniting American Families Act going before senate judiciary committee

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by abijnk, Jun 3, 2009.

  1. abijnk macrumors 68040

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    Never heard of this bill until today. Hope it goes well.

    There is more information in the full article, but basically this is about same-sex couples being able to sponsor their partners for citizenship the same way opposite-sex couples can.

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  2. Ugg macrumors 68000

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    It's stuff like this that we need to see more of. I really don't go for the huge, combative efforts from a legal sense. It makes way more sense to create a series of laws that in effect recognize that legal gay relationships are a global phenomenon.

    Every grain of sand helps.
     
  3. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Chris Waddling is a good friend of mine...glad to see him in the article.
     
  4. leekohler macrumors G5

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    Oh wow- that's pretty cool. Let's hope this passes without too much hullabaloo. It's only fair.
     
  5. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    Well this is certainly a great start, but don't expect it to pass during this Congress. Once healthcare gets out of its five different Congressional committees, it will be what consumes most of Congress's time and things like this will fall by the wayside. Still, it gets people talking and can ultimately help change minds.
     
  6. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    The hoops he's had to jump through for his employer-sponsored green card application are just incredible. The amount of documentation his employer required to give was mountainous, and they had to post a job listing for his current position in order to solicit applications to prove that he was obviously the best candidate for it and thus worthy enough to be granted green card status. It's been quite the process.

    I can't imagine the "Immigration Through a Family Member" process is a walk in the park, but it seems like it's a lot more straightforward than what Chris and his employer have had to do.
     
  7. leekohler macrumors G5

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    It's completely ridiculous. This shouldn't even be an issue.
     

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