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"U.S. Senator John Kerry, D-Mass., has gone to bat for a bi-national gay couple, asking the Obama administration to let Genesio de Oliveira return from Brazil to live with his husband, Tim Coco, in Massachusetts. The couple married in 2005 and own a home in a Boston suburb.
Oliveira was sent home in August 2007 after losing an asylum case based on anti-gay persecution he said he experienced in Brazil. He also lost a case this year in which he sought to return to the U.S. based to his marriage to a U.S.citizen.
Kerry is a co-sponsor of a bill in Congress to extend spousal immigration rights to same-sex couples. Gay couples can marry in Massachusetts, in Connecticut, and now in Iowa."
From: Bay Times newspaper.

Letter to
U.S. House of Representatives
U.S. Senate
President of the United States
I am writing you this letter to ask you to support Senator John Kerry in bringing Genesio Oliveira back from Brazil to live with his husband, Tim Coco, in Massachusetts based in their marriage in 2005, and their committed partnership.

Mr. Oliveira was sent home in August 2007 after losing an asylum case based on anti-gay persecution he said he experienced in Brazil. He also lost a case this year in which he sought to return to the U.S. based to his marriage to a U.S.citizen.

Kerry is a co-sponsor of the Uniting American Family Act (UAFA) bill in Congress to extend spousal immigration rights to same-sex couples. Gay couples can marry in Massachusetts, in Connecticut, and now in Iowa.

Right now, there are thousands of same-sex bi-national couples facing forced separation because the U.S. government refuses to recognize their relationships. Same-sex bi-national couples live in constant fear of being separated by prosecution by the Immigration and Naturalization Service, including hefty fines and deportations. Leaving behind a life built with his/her U.S. partner, like children, family, and a home. 

Please, Mr. President, and my other representatives in both the national Congress and state legislature, I ask you for your compassion, and support the UAFA bill to pass in Congress, so that all U.S. citizens can be all recognized under one constitution.

Sincerely,