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President Obama and Congress: Bring home American families in exile
  • Petitioned Members of the 113th Congress

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Members of the 113th Congress
President Obama
President of the United States
U.S. Senate
U.S. House of Representatives

President Obama and Congress: Bring home American families in exile

    1. Petition by

      Action for Family Unity

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.

Recent signatures


    1. National Call-in Week for Immigration Reform

      March 12-14 is National Call-in Week for Immigration Reform! Please call your senators to support immigration reform that keeps families together, and brings families exiled abroad back home.

    2. Reached 1,000 signatures
    3. What is love? Show your support for separated families on Valentine's Day!

      Show your solidarity with families in exile or separated on Valentines' Day by calling your Congressional representatives and asking them to ensure that all families in exile be brought home and reunited. See what members of Act4Fams' idea of love is at: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=vb.423795754367057&type=2 Please also continue to share the petition widely...we thank you for your support!

    4. Reached 750 signatures
    5. We hit 500 signatures in the first 18 hours.

      Thank you everyone for your support & uplifting comments. Please be sure to share it with your contacts.

    6. Reached 500 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • April Urrea ROANOKE, VA
      • 6 months ago

      Im a us citzen i miss my husband why would our country allow us to suffer like this all our love ones wanted to is live the amercan dream just like,us i want and miss my husband and i need him home

    • Ashlee Ramirez MAPLE GROVE, MN
      • 8 months ago

      US Citizens should be able to petition their spouses to be in the US with them.

    • Michael Forbes CORONA, CA
      • 8 months ago

      There are many of these people that are very productive in society, well educated with good morals that can, in there own way stimulate the economy, and raise good, productive people, which would enhance hour country both moraly and economically. We should take a look at New Zealand's policy on Immigration and take a lesson. Bring in prodcutive, educated people to counteract the devistation on our economy from non-productive parasites that make we allow into our country.

    • Jason Herrera METEPEC, MEXICO
      • 8 months ago

      Do not want my two US citizen daughters to not be able to visit their country because of a exaggerated law that prevents their mother from entering with us.

    • Kimberly Reyes STUART, FL
      • 10 months ago

      I know what these people are going through because I am going through it too. Going through the US immigration system is like wandering around in an endless maze. We've been apart for two and a half years now and, just I think we can move forward again, more hurdles appear. I feel the frustration and the despair that so many others are experiencing. Some days, there is no energy left to fight. To think so many others are experiencing the same is unbearable. Something needs to be done to bring these potentially productive members back into our society and reunite them with the families they've been forced away from.


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