Skip to comments.Obama administration cracks open door to gay immigrant couples, DREAMers
Posted on 08/18/2011 3:25:39 PM PDT by SmithL
Gay and lesbian married bi-national couples like San Francisco's Bradford Wells and Anthony John Makk may get some relief from the threat of deportation under the Defense of Marriage Act, thanks to action by the Obama administration today. In a letter to Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said a new working group will be established to identify low-priority cases for immigrant deportation. The administration will exercise prosecutorial discretion, widely practiced by all law enforcement officers, to identify which low-priority deportation cases to ignore. The policy is also posted on the White House website.
Napolitano cited a memorandum issued last June by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, which contains a long list of mitigating factors to weigh in deciding whether to pursue deportation. These include whether the immigrant is married to a U.S. citizen, as Makk is, as well as whether the immigrant is the primary caregiver of a citizen, which Makk also is. Other factors include such things as length of lawful stay in the United States, criminal record and the like.
Sexual orientation is not specifically mentioned, but . . .
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No, he isn't. Saying otherwise is a blatant violation of the law. But this is the Obamanation Administration, so law-breaking is a daily occurrence.
Fourth arm of Government...
Obama’s self-appointed “Deciders” (shall we enforce or not?)
Obama knows he can’t win with just citizens casting votes.
Obama is treating the office of the Presidency much as though he held the Presidency not of the United States but of France, where executive power is much broader and can strongarm (to what extent depends on the general political climate of the country and on the ruling party's and president's level of political capital) the legislative and judicial branches into obeying whatever political winds it wishes to blow.
If Larry Sinclair is telling the truth about Obama then this shouldn’t be a surprise.