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President Obama Puts Forth Immigration-Reform Plan That Helps Same-Sex Families

obama-victoryAt a rally in Las Vegas, President Obama laid out his plan to fix America’s immigration system, including provisions to help binational LGBT families stay intact.

In addition to tightening borders and cracking down on companies that use undocumented workers, Obama’s plan will streamline the process for foreigners trying to live and work in the U.S:

The proposal seeks to eliminate existing backlogs in the family-sponsored immigration system by recapturing unused visas and temporarily increasing annual visa numbers.  The proposal also raises existing annual country caps from 7 percent to 15 percent for the family-sponsored immigration system.

It also treats same-sex families as families by giving U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents the ability to seek a visa on the basis of a permanent relationship with a same-sex partner.

The proposal also revises current unlawful presence bars and provides broader discretion to waive bars in cases of hardship.

It seems like a pretty even-handed approach, but we’re sure the GOP will find a reason to tear it apart.

By:           Dan Avery
On:           Jan 29, 2013
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  • 5 Comments
    • Dakotahgeo
      Dakotahgeo

      Until the recalcitrant Republicans get their ducks in a row, I commend President Obama to use his Executive Order power to get things done in an orderly fashion. No more hesitation!

      Jan 29, 2013 at 3:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ChiChi Man
      ChiChi Man

      This is wonderful news and a nice bitch slap to the gaggle of gays on this site who continue to criticize the President who has done more for LGBT rights than ANY President before him.

      Jan 29, 2013 at 4:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dakotahgeo
      Dakotahgeo

      @ChiChi Man: Thank you, ChiChi Man!!! Some gays are never happy unless they’re complaining!

      Jan 29, 2013 at 4:57 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Brian
      Brian

      He shouldn’t be helping anybody who has come into this country illegally, nor their enablers.

      Jan 29, 2013 at 5:30 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 2eo
      2eo

      @ChiChi Man: You do know Avenger and BJ are paid corporate trolls who function out of South Carolina.

      BJ won’t admit it of course but the group that pays them has connections [read IS THE SAME DAMN PAEDOPHILES] with a group that was busted for running a massive child pornography ring back in 2005.

      Don’t take what them two have to say as representing anybody but the opinions of kid fuckers. Worthless, well considerably less than worthless.

      Jan 29, 2013 at 5:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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