Reported by cnsnews.com

“Now is the time to reform our nation’s cruel and broken immigration system,” Rea Carey, executive director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, said in a press release following the introduction of the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2010. “Today, there are 12 million undocumented immigrants, including at least half a million LGBT people who are forced to live in the shadows of our society.” (LGBT stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender.)