American Families United expresses our heartfelt thanks to Congressman Beto O'Rourke, who attended the wedding of American Families United members Edgar Falcon and Maricruz Valtierra today at the Santa Fe international border bridge in El Paso, Texas.
Despite their marriage, Edgar cannot live in the United States with his wife Maricruz. Congressman O'Rourke remarked, "It is a fundamental principle of American values that the US government has no right to tell any citizen to choose between their spouse, the love of their life – and their country. Yet that is what current law does." Congressman O'Rourke also announced that he will introduce the American Families United Act, a bill with the specific intent of helping US citizens like Edgar.
American Families United applauds Congressman O'Rourke for his leadership in championing the rights of US citizens.