DHS Issues Written Guidance for Immigration Officials that Same-Sex Couples Are in “Family Relationships”

By: Friday September 28, 2012 11:26 am

The Department of Homeland Security today announced a change to immigration rules, saying that they would consider same-sex couples as “family relationships” for the purposes of immigration policy. Specifically, the written guidance reads, “In an effort to make clear the definition of the phrase ‘family relationships,’ I have directed ICE to disseminate written guidance to [...]

Administration Allows Undocumented Same-Sex Partner to Stay in America

By: Thursday June 30, 2011 10:11 am

At an LGBT pride event yesterday, the President asked to be judged by promises kept and not promises made. One of the promises kept was on Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, but it came after years of external pressure turned up to 11. The President predicted certification of the repeal in “a matter of weeks,” by [...]

LGBT Provision Included in Comprehensive Immigration Reform Bill

By: Thursday September 30, 2010 10:04 am

I’m trying to figure out why Robert Menendez picked today to roll out a comprehensive immigration reform bill. Yes, it’s clearly an election document, but since when does “introducing a bill” show a commitment? Besides, Democrats already introduced the framework of a bill months ago; this barely advances the ball. As for whether this will [...]

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