"Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., and Rep. Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., a House Judiciary subcommittee chairman, recently reintroduced the Uniting American Families Act to change the law," Price writes. "President Barack Obama supports changing it."
"The proposal would add 'or permanent partner' to parts of the Immigration and Nationality Act already allowing heterosexuals -- whether U.S. citizens or permanent residents -- to sponsor spouses for green cards," she notes.
"It's wanton cruelty, gratuitous cruelty to keep people who love each other apart," Nadler declared in a teleconference call.
Nadler said Obama's support means "for the first time (we can) make a really serious attempt to pass it" alone or in an omnibus immigration bill.
Nadler stressed that the change has nothing to do with gay marriage, Price notes. "However you stand on that subject, there should be general agreement that loving couples should not be kept apart," he said.
Indeed, no American should be forced to choose between their country and their family, and the Uniting American Families Act would eliminate that unacceptable dilemma.