United Families for Same-sex Partners…


Congressman Luis V. Gutierrez (D-IL), joined Rep. Mike Quigley (D-IL) and Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO) to announce his unwavering support for allowing legal family-based immigration for same-sex couples as part of any comprehensive immigration reform plan that moves forward in Congress.

The leader in Congress of efforts to pass comprehensive immigration that reunites families and restores fairness and the rule of law to the system, Gutierrez is the lead sponsor of the Comprehensive Immigration Reform for America’s Security and Prosperity Act of 2009. Gutierrez, Quigley, and Polis were joined at a noon press conference in Chicago by leaders of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered (LGBT) community in Chicago, supporters of immigration reform, and same-sex binational couples who benefit from a law known as the Uniting American Families Act.

It seems as if the Congressman is trying to make good on his serious omission of LGBT families when he first introduced the bill, causing much anguish in the LGBT bi-national community, and now citing political expediency. While happy that he has come out in favor of what he had purposely excluded, I wonder if the basis is a political expediency that now suits his much lauded flip flop.

I don’t mind stating this insofar as the problems are only too obvious. There should be a bar on the writing or even, hearing, new legislation about any and all matters concerning immigration reform.

The Lord as my witness, notwithstanding everything else the most egregious handling of Immigration Control within the USA has been pestered, tortured, scuttled, demolished, and reduce to rubble by none other than those authorities who are supposed to be running it.

We’ve got federal judges legislating from the bench, and arguing with attorneys; speaking of, let’s not forget the bastion of undisciplined and unethical immigration lawyers who will hold up a simple hearing so their client can slip away.

As the effort to pass the DREAM Act hits its 10th anniversary, churches, synagogues and mosques around the country will devote a September weekend to teaching their congregations about the faith-based reasons to work for its passage.

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