07.01.11

Microsoft Announces Support For Leahy-Authored Uniting American Families Act

Microsoft Corporation has announced its support for the Uniting American Families Act, legislation authored by Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) to promote equality under U.S. immigration law and allow American citizens to sponsor permanent, same-sex partners applying for legal residency in the United States.  The letter is available online.

“I welcome Microsoft’s support for the Uniting American Families Act.  A core tenet of our immigration policy is preserving family unity.  Yet our immigration laws discriminate against American citizens who wish to be with their loved ones.  Innovation leaders like Microsoft depend on the strength of their workforce as they keep America on the cutting edge in the global marketplace.  Forcing Americans to choose between their families and leaving the jobs and the country they love is unfair, and ultimately hurts the American economy.  I applaud Microsoft for its support.”

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