In June, the Senate passed the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013 by a bipartisan majority of 68-32.
It is now time for the House of Representatives to pass comprehensive immigration reform.
According to analysis by the Williams Institute, there are nearly 1 million LGBT adult immigrants living in the United States today, 30% of whom are undocumented. Passage of comprehensive immigration reform with a path to citizenship is particularly important for undocumented LGBT immigrants, whose double minority status has compounding harmful effects on their social, economic, and psychological well-being.
Below is a new infographic from the Center for American Progress that shows some of the ways the Senate’s immigration bill and H.R. 15 in the House would help LGBT immigrants.