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Greg Siskind on Immigration Law and Policy

BREAKING: JUSTICE DEPARTMENT WON'T DEFEND DEFENSE OF MARRIAGE ACT

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The discriminatory law that bars conferring any federal benefits - including immigration benefits - on same sex couples looks headed for the trash heap of history. There are major challenges in the courts right now and the Justice Department decision now makes it much more likely the law will be ruled unconstitutional. If that happens, then USCIS would have to recognize marriages for same sex couples if they are legal in the locations where they occurred.

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  1. Legal and no longer waiting's Avatar
    At least some good news today.
  2. F's Avatar
    "At least some good news today."

    Elections do have consequences and this is a good one
  3. F's Avatar
    When will DOS will start accepting applications for fiance visa from same sex couples?
  4. Another Voice's Avatar
    Wow I guess this could mean that a lot of visa over stayers can adjust their status when they get married.
  5. gg's Avatar
    Bill: Hire An Illegal, Go to Jail -- But Maids Are OK

    http://www.texastribune.org/immigration-in-texas/immigration/bill-hire-an-illegal-go-to-jail--but-maids-are-ok/

    Why maid OK ?
  6. Another Voice's Avatar
    "Why maid OK ?"

    The rich republicans need the domestic help....
  7. Another Voice's Avatar
    This guy makes a compelling argument!

    Why Obama Is Wrong on DOMA

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/adam-winkler/why-obama-is-wrong-on-dom_b_827676.html

    What do you think Greg?
  8. Greg Siskind's Avatar
    While it is customary for the President to defend the constitutionality of a law, ultimately the President must defend the Constitution itself. That should mean not defending measures that he or she believes violate the document. There are examples in history of this. I think the DOJ made the correct call.
  9. JoeF's Avatar
    "Why maid OK ?"

    Somebody has to clean their houses... The Republicans in Texas aren't able to do that themselves...
  10. DOS's Avatar
    Same-sex partners of A and G visa holders may be admitted as As or Gs and can get employment authorization. See 75 FR 47699 (Aug. 9, 2010).
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