Undocumented LGBTQ activists call for inclusion in immigration reform

NBC Latino

Felipe Sousa-Rodriguez is married to a permanent resident, but he isn’t able to expect citizenship anytime soon.

He is one of the 267,000 undocumented LGBTQ immigrants in the United States. Although he was just 14 years old when he came to the United States from Brazil and received his work permit under Deferred Action for Childhood arrivals, Sousa-Rodriguez cannot be sponsored for citizenship because of the Defense of Marriage Act.

On the eve of immigration reform announcement, LGBTQ rights activist group GetEQUAL held a press conference outside of Florida Senator Rubio’s office in Florida to demand an LGBTQ inclusive immigration bill. Senator Rubio is a member of the Gang of Eight, a bipartisan group of senators charged with developing a plan for comprehensive immigration reform to introduce to Congress.

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Sousa Rodriguez, codirector of GetEQUAL, says there are many fronts…

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