US immigration chief says same-sex ties are family ties

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced recently that the phrase “family ties” used in US immigration cases shall include long-term, same-sex partners. Close family ties are one factor considered in deportation cases. U.S. Congressman Michael Honda of California, who supported the change, said:

“In the wake of this important victory, we must take a step forward and continue the fight for immigration reform. Current immigration laws are tearing families apart and separating American citizens from their loves ones,” he said in a statement. “No one should have to choose between their spouse and their country, and no family should be left out of the immigration system.”

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