I promised to let everyone know when I would appear on CBS 60 Minutes. The time has come. Barring unforeseen circumstances, Bob Simon, the most honored journalist in international reporting, will expose the “Widow Penalty” to the nation this Sunday night , November 23rd on CBS 60 Minutes.
America is deporting widows of American citizens automatically and without appeal when their spouse dies during bureaucratic processing of the green card application.
My sincerest desire is that, after watching the broadcast, Monday morning you will do something about this terrible practice. There are a number of ways you can help to end the widow penalty. The most important is to tell your elected officials that a change must occur in the abysmal way that we treat widows of American citizens. Whether you effect a change in the way the current or future Administration handles the cases, or push through a legislative amendment signed by the President, this practice must stop. Visit www.ssad.org and click on the box on the front page to find out how you can help.
Please be a part of that change on Monday morning, and please share this information with anyone whom you believe will join us and do the right thing.