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NEW: Sen. Kerry Wants Green Cards for Same-Sex Partners Facing Deportation

Thursday, May 10, 2012

 

After President Obama’s announcement in support of same-sex marriages, Senator John Kerry and 16 other Senators renewed their call for the Obama Administration to protect married gay and lesbian couples from facing deportation.

Kerry renewed his request to hold green card applications in abeyance for bi-national gay couples in a letter to the U.S. Attorney General and the Secretary of Homeland Security. The letter comes as the Defense of Marriage Act is being challenged in court and legislation is moving through Congress to overturn it.

“We write to you to reiterate our request that the Administration provide relief for lesbian and gay families in which one spouse is not a U.S. citizen during this time of legal uncertainty,” the letter from Kerry and other Senators reads. “Holding green cards in abeyance while the legality of the Defense of Marriage Act is challenged in the courts does not constitute non-enforcement and is the humane thing to do.”

Holding green cards while the Defense of Marriage Act is in legal limbo would allow non-U.S. citizens in same sex marriages the legal right to stay in the country until a final ruling is brought down from the courts.  

 

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