Congress may be in recess, but American Families United members are not taking a break from advocating for immigration reform that addresses the needs of U.S. citizens and their families.
This week members will meet with lawmakers from Nevada, California and Arizona to describe how the nation’s broken immigration system threatens the unity of U.S. citizen families.
“This is a key opportunity to get our message out there,” said American Families United Vice President Dana Forrester, who was forcibly separated from her Jamaican husband. “Lawmakers need to consider U.S. citizens and their spouses in the immigration reform debate,” she said.
Ms. Forrester will share her perspective as part of a panel discussion with Anna Lake, the Legislative Director for Rep. Amodei (R-Nev.) on April 4 in Reno.
American Families United Secretary Steven Zaharakis will also weigh in as an invited panelist on an immigration roundtable with Sen. Barbara Boxer’s (D-Calif.) on April 3.
Arizona resident Sherrie Soria, who will participate in a roundtable discussion with Congresswoman. Krysten Sinema (D-Ariz.), says she plans to use the meeting in Phoenix to explain why US citizens should be treated at least as generously as others in immigration reform.
“As comprehensive immigration reform takes shape, we must not forget U.S. citizens who are sponsoring their spouses,” she said. “This legislation needs to give U.S citizens’ families the due process they deserve to have their case heard by a judge.”