NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Local elected officials, gay rights and immigration officials joined forces Monday to urge Congress to include gay couples under any federal immigration reform laws.
As the fight over immigration reform pushes ahead, one issue that the president and Congress don’t agree on yet is whether someone should be able to sponsor a visa for a same-sex partner.
“Just recognize when two people love one another and are in a committed relationship, that’s family,” Councilwoman Letitia James said.
At a news conference in the West Village on Monday, Angelica said she came to the U.S. from Colombia for her own safety 13 years ago. Her girlfriend Veronica is from Mexico and said her legal status is up soon.