New York Civil Liberties Union: “Citizen Non-Citizen” highlights the heart-wrenching story of Britta and Carla, a married same-sex bi-national couple living in New York City fighting to stay together in the United States.
We’d like to honor the fact that Britta and Carla have been dedicated activists, and indeed without their efforts, and courage in telling their story, many of us would not know about this issue and none of this would be possible. http://www.nyclu.org/immigrationreform.
Britta: “No words can ever describe how grateful I am, but from the bottom of my heart I thank Congressman Nadler, Melanie Nathan as well as the NYCLU for their personal dedication, determination and vision for humanity. I remain optimistic that one day we all can be free and equal, and in that spirit I would like to take a moment of silence for those still suffering in detention and forced exile.”
Carla: “I am at a loss for words; this has been a very emotional year. I applaud the NYCLU New York Civil Liberties Union who took up our cause when others refused. Also thanks again to Congressman Nadler, our hero; if Britta would have still been in detention she could not have survived this. A special thanks goes to Melanie Nathan who continues to work tirelessly on our behalf.”
Congressman Nadler: When the Congressman was asked about Britta and Carla’s plight and the help he provided he commented- that the point of being elected Congressman was to help one’s constituents. Nadler, democrat from New York, is the representative who introduced the Uniting American Families Act (UAFA) into Congress in 2009; to provide immigration equality to same- sex permanent partners under the immigration law, which if enacted would allow Carla to sponsor Britta for a green-card, giving her an equal footing with straight people in the USA.
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