We know the holidays are especially tough for those of you who are separated from your loved ones because of our country’s cruel immigration laws. Please know you are in our thoughts and that we are working to reunite you and end the threat of separation and exile so many others face.
2013 promises to be a year of great significance, and progress, for our work together. In just over six months, the Supreme Court will rule on the constitutionality of the federal Defense of Marriage Act. Early in the new year, Congress will likey take up immigration reform. We are committed – now more than ever – to ensuring that each of those potential victories will help every family. None of us will rest until every binational couple has access to the green card they deserve, and every exiled family is welcomed back home.
Because of your support, more than 100 LGBT asylees will be ringing in the new year in the country they can now proudly call home. We have much to celebrate from the past year, but much work remains to be done. Our work is not done until everyone has the peace of mind that comes from a permanent solution to keeping their families together.
The year ahead will be momentous. Together, we can make this the last holiday spent separated . . . in exile . . . and waiting for a win.
From our family to yours,
Happy Holidays from the Immigration Equality Team
P.S.: Please take a moment to watch this special, year-end message from our executive director, Rachel Tiven, about how your support can help push us across the finish line.