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Review for Immigration Equality, New York, NY, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Immigration equality has been a great information source for gay couples in bi-national relationships. They have fought for passage of the Uniting American Families Act which would allow same sex bi-national couples to sponsor their partners for immigration. Bi-national couples are a small minority within the gay community and immigration equality has given us a voice in Washington. As an American living exiled in a foreign country for the last 3 years, Immigration Equality has given us hope that one day my partner of 14 years and I can return to the place we called home, Los Angeles. Immigration Equality has also led the fight to repeal the travel ban for HIV positive people and actually got the Bush administration to lift the ban. As of today the ban still has not been lifted even though the legislation was signed into law by President Bush. Immigration Equality has continued to push the Obama Administration to completely lift this ban.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

I have enjoyed being able to connect with other bi-national couples to share information and hear other peoples stories.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

n/a

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

run a media campaign on television so more people would know how our country's immigration laws discriminate against gay couples. If more people were able to hear the heartbreaking stories of what bi-national couples go through, our legislators might act.

Ways to make it better...

No comment.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Exposure and media coverage is one of the organizations largest challenges.

One thing I'd also say is that...

Thank you Immigration Equality for giving my partner and I some hope.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

Role:  Client Served & Recieved information.