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President Obama and Congress: Bring home American families in exile

This petition had 1,219 supporters

Think that when U.S. citizens marry immigrants, they are automatically granted green cards? Think again.

Today tens, maybe hundreds of thousands of Americans are suffering, separated indefinitely from their families—and even their own country—because of harsh immigration bars for infractions as simple as crossing the border. We are among them.

Therefore we ask legislators to repeal ALL immigration time bars for the immediate relatives of U.S. citizens and permanent residents, including those already living abroad. If Congress cannot agree on the total repeal, we ask that they allow us to apply for waivers on behalf of our families, whether abroad or Stateside, and that they be given a path to citizenship.

Please help us come home.

*Note to U.S. Citizens residing overseas. Please ensure that you use the zip code under which you are registered to vote in the U.S. Thank you.

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