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.
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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.
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?
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.
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.
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