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UAFA's Record Number of Cosponsors

UAFA's Record Number of Cosponsors


Four members of the House and one member of the Senate signed on this week as cosponsors of the bill that would allow gay and lesbian Americans to sponsor their foreign-born partners to become citizens of the United States.

The House version of the Uniting American Families Act currently has 132 cosponsors, the most it has ever had in any iteration of the bill, according to Immigration Equality. The Senate version currently has 25 cosponsors.

Connecticut representative James Himes and South Carolina representative James Clyburn, the majority whip, became cosponsors Wednesday. The following day, Sen. Mark Udall of Colorado and representatives Robert Andrews of New Jersey and John Garamendi of California signed on to UAFA.

Immigration Equality said Thursday that several more Congress members are expected to sign on as cosponsors in the coming days.

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