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Family Immigration

The Obligation of Balancing Tradition and Reform

Mee Moua | Posted 08.07.2013 | Politics
Mee Moua

Nearly 50 years ago, President John F. Kennedy passed the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965, which forever changed our immigration system and acknowledged the value of family unity for stronger communities.

Mother's Day Is All About Families

Mee Moua | Posted 07.12.2013 | Politics
Mee Moua

Some members of Congress want to gut the family immigration system by making it much harder for siblings and adult married children to reunite with their loved ones here in the U.S.

Respecting the Family Unit in Immigration Reform

Deepa Iyer | Posted 05.14.2013 | Politics
Deepa Iyer

Today, the House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on "The Separation of Nuclear Families Under U.S. Immigration Law." The hearing's title invites the question: How do we define a family?

The Case for Family-Based Immigration

Mee Moua | Posted 04.08.2013 | Politics
Mee Moua

Imagine waiting decades to be reunited with a close family member. Yet that is exactly what many immigrants -- especially those from Asian nations -- are doing.

Growing Calls for Immigration Reform That Leaves No Family Behind

Steve Ralls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Ralls

Millions of families remain separated because of bureaucratic paper trails and discriminatory policies that do not recognize gay families for the purposes of equal immigration rights.