Dear IT community,
I am an IT specialist by profession, working and living permanently in United states, (Green card holder). I am proud to be a part of a hearing aid company who is making a difference in a common person's life by giving a gift that most of us take for granted. It's a gift of hearing in the form of a hearing aid for those who have lost their hearings. I am a software developer for this great company.
I am also married to a lovely wife. But due to the American Immigration policy I have been separated from my wife for last 18 months. I could not bring her with me after marriage since current immigration laws prohibits spouses and kids of lawful permanent residents(Green card holders) to bring them right away after marriage. The law do not consider them "immediate relative".
Recently, two weeks ago, a bill was introduced in the senate by Senator Clinton/Menendez to reunite the long separated spouses/kids with their husbands and wives by re-classifying them as "immediate relative", but that bill was killed and did not get enough votes 44-56. The bill needed 60 votes to pass.
It's mind boggling that the senators are also human being and they don't consider such spouses and kids human beings?? I don't know how come their hearts are not softening to accept the fact and reality that this inhumane law is tearing apart families.
I like to ask each and everyone of you a huge favor for which I shall pray for all of you to support in a good cause to unite these families by visiting a non profit org unitefamilies.org or americanfamiliesunited.org to help support in any way possible. It was because of such Orgs, that we were able to introduce a bill in the senate after a fight of last 4 years that was killed by few votes. We have a lobbyist working for us former congressman Bruce Morrison whose efforts are paying off and a media guru Paul Donnelly who is with us from the day first and supporting us. The fight is still on and currently senate is working on the immigration reform. The next step is Congress and there we have a good chance that we might be able to get something from them.
Senate is trying to legalize illegals, but what about Legal residents like me who are being punished by such laws?? We have paid taxes since the day first and are obeying the laws but in return we are not entitled to a basic human right, a right that all of us should have without any quesiton, to be with our families. Let me reinstate for those of you who might not know that Green Card holders are LEGAL RESIDENTS and they should not be mixed with ILLEGAL RESIDENTS.
Please help me and people like me and support us by standing by us or by chipin some donation or just by posting to this message that yes you are with me!