Deportation Guidelines To Officially Define Same-Sex Couples As Families

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    Sep 29, 2012 2:26 AM GMT
    Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Thursday that she will instruct immigration agents to consider same-sex relationships the same as heterosexual ones in determining whether an individual should be deported, a victory for advocates and members of Congress who worried verbal instructions could be ignored.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/28/deportation-same-sex-couples_n_1923094.html
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    Sep 29, 2012 4:12 AM GMT
    Re-post, but a good one.

    It's nice to know I can finally date an immigrant without him being taken away.

    Again. icon_wink.gif
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    Sep 29, 2012 4:23 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidRe-post, but a good one.


    I saw that afterwards. But oh well, this thread is not by a sock account and is posted in the correct forum.
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    Sep 29, 2012 11:42 AM GMT
    I'm not totally convinced. This doesn't change immigration, and still leaves us bi-national couples in an awkward no-man's land.
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    Sep 29, 2012 3:36 PM GMT
    DCEric saidI'm not totally convinced. This doesn't change immigration, and still leaves us bi-national couples in an awkward no-man's land.

    It's a written directive out of the current administration, so it only lasts as long as the current administration, January 2013 or 2017, unless the next administration continues it. January 2013 would not be enough time to have much of an impact on couples currently in this predicament.

    Marriage equality is the only thing that will truly put same-sex couples on the same playing field.
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    Sep 29, 2012 3:52 PM GMT
    DCEric saidI'm not totally convinced. This doesn't change immigration, and still leaves us bi-national couples in an awkward no-man's land.


    On the one hand it seems a step in the right direction but in the other it seems cruel, to allow love to flourish for years and then threaten to tear it asunder.