-Expedite reunification of nuclear families (i.e., married couples and parents with their young children);
-and Relieve the workload that overwhelms the immigration system and undermines homeland security.
Currently, 22 Members of the U.S. House of Representatives co-sponsor this critical bill. The list is growing every day.
If enacted, the Nuclear Family Priority Act would implement one of the key recommendations of former Rep. Barbara Jordan (D-Texas), the chair of the bi-partisan U.S. Commission on Immigration Reform. The Jordan Commission found that America’s national interests would best be served by eliminating extended family-based immigration categories, and it urged that nuclear family members become the sole family-based priority. To fight economic injustice, the Commission urged a reduction in immigration numbers that are now so high as to harm the most vulnerable American workers and their families.
Updated: Fri, Jun 20th 2008 @ 1:31pm EDT