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Changes to Immigration Policy May Help Gay Couples

Changes to Immigration Policy May Help Gay Couples

The Obama administration announced this past week that it will be implementing a new policy when it comes to prioritizing immigration cases that has the potential to benefit married binational same-sex couples that currently face being separated. The 1996 Defense of Marriage Act bars the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages which for the purposes of immigration means that an American-born citizen in a same-sex marriage cannot sponsor their foreign-born partner for citizenship. This has led to numerous cases where same-sex couples have been split apart due to no fault of their own. However, the administration announced this week that it would be implementing a new case-by-case review process of 300,000 undocumented immigrants facing possible deportation so that the administration can determine which cases are high priority and which are low priority and pu...

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