The lesbian head of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has officially instructed U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Enforcement and Removal Operations (ICE ERO) to stop deporting homosexuals married to Americans (again).
SFGate September 28, 2012 by Carolyn Lockhead
Homeland Security chief Janet Napolitano has officially clarified that the same-sex partners and spouses of U.S. citizens are eligible for relief under the Obama administration’s new policy of putting a lower priority on certain deportation cases.
The action was a response to a letter from Congress led by House minority leader Nancy Pelosi, D-San Francisco, and Rep. Jerrold Nadler, a New York Democrat who for years has crusaded for immigration relief for same-sex couples. Heterosexual immigrant spouses of U.S. citizens are allowed to apply for immigration rights that are denied to same-sex couples under the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act...
Steve Ralls, spokesperson for Immigration Equality, a gay rights group, said this is “one of the very first times LGBT families have been recognized within federal immigration policies.”
The group’s executive director, Rachel B. Tiven, called the move a “huge step forward…Until now, LGBT families and their lawyers had nothing to rely on but an oral promise that prosecutorial discretion would include all families. Today, DHS has responded to Congress and made that promise real. The Administration’s written guidance will help families facing separation and the field officers who are reviewing their cases.”
A DHS memo in June 2011 first listed factors that Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers in the field should use when classifying certain removal cases as a “low priority” for removal, a policy known as “prosecutorial discretion.” The guidelines included family ties to a U.S. citizen. Obama officials said that they would include gays and lesbians in the family category. But there was no written policy. The Pelosi/Nadler letter asked the administration to put it in writing.
And not just those in an illegal and unrecognized homosexual marriage, but those just fornicating:
Napolitano has done so, including not only married spouses but “long-term, same-sex partners,” according to Napolitano’s letter.
There we have it, Janet Napolitano just repealed an Act of Congress, the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). A mere Cabinet Secretary has overturned the Constitution. It seems that homosexuals by their very nature are enemies of the Constitution.