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Senators Urge DHS To Delay Deportation of Same Sex Spouses

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The White House is no longer defending the Defense of Marriage Act in the courts. The President and Vice President have come out in support of legalizing same sex marriage. Yet the Department of Homeland Security is still deporting same sex spouses as if nothing has changed. One way the President can offer very tangible proof that his actions support his rhetoric is to just end deportation proceedings in these cases. 17 Senators (16 Democrats and an independent) sent a letter to Secretary Napolitano this past week urging them to stop the deportations. I would also add that if DHS is not prepared to begin accepting spouse green card petitions for same sex couples, they should use its parole authority to give a legal status and employment authorization while the courts sort this out. They have that power and ought to be using it.


[Update]: House Speaker John Boehner says the GOP will defend the Defense of Marriage Act's application in immigration cases that are being litigated. Remember, this aspect of DOMA has nothing to do with state's rights. It's only about the federal government recognizing marriages in states where same sex marriage is legal. It doesn't involve forcing states that haven't passed marriage equality laws from recognizing marriages performed elsewhere.

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