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Playinghardball Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 03:30 PM
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Senators urge govít to accept green card applications from same sex couples
Source: Raw Story

Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) is calling on the Obama administration to stop denying green card applications submitted by same sex bi-national couples.

The Massachusetts senator and 11 of his Senate colleagues sent a letter (.pdf) to the Department of Homeland Security and Department of Justice Wednesday asking them to hold applications in abeyance instead of rejecting them while the courts litigate the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).

"Specifically, we ask the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to hold marriage-based immigration petitions in abeyance pending a legislative repeal or a final determination on DOMA litigation," the senators wrote.

"In addition, we ask DHS to exercise prosecutorial discretion in commencing and prosecuting removal proceedings against married noncitizens that would be otherwise eligible to adjust their status to lawful permanent resident but for DOMA. We also call upon the Department of Justice to institute a moratorium on orders of removal issued by the immigration courts to married foreign nationals who would be otherwise eligible to adjust their status to lawful permanent resident but for DOMA."



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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 05:13 PM
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1. It's the RIGHT thing to do....which means it will be a hard fight in the long run.
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