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The LGIRTF works as a support group providing legal advice and lawyer referrals.
"Historically, whenever there is an anti-immigrant reaction, it affects all constituents," explains LGIRTF staff attorney Pradee Singla.
Once the bill gets more attention, support -- as well as opposition will likely grow, but if most Americans knew the extent to which immigration law is discriminatory, organizations like LGIRTF believe, the bill would pass.
"There is something known as a 'fiance visa,' where a heterosexual can sponsor someone they have met only once if they announce an intent to marry them within 90 days," according to LGIRTF's Singla, describing the inequities.
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