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  1. Dan says

    It’s not an immigration issue, it’s a marriage equality issue. There is no need for immigration reform for straight couples — they can sponsor their foreign partners no problem. Why should being gay — the ONLY difference — result in deportation?

  2. Billl C says

    Obama is the best advocate we have. He’s far from perfect but consider the alternatives. Lets support him but keep the pressure up. Remember he’s behind ending “Don’t ask don’t tell” and will not allow DOMA to be enforced. It would be a million years before we got any Republican to do any of that. :)

  3. InExile says

    Obama needs to evolve on marriage equality. The problem facing bi-national couples has nothing to do with immigration reform, straight couples from different countries are free to marry and can even get fiance visas!!!!

    Living inexile for 5 and a half long years, years gone and will not get back, years of our lives lost. We miss our friends, careers,way of life, and our home in the US sits empty while we pay taxes on it.

  4. kolos100 says

    Obama doesn’t care about people. He has unresolved issues with his father leaving him and his mama. Obama doesn’t care about 4 million American citizen children who live in fear of losing one or both parents due to deportation. Obama doesn’t care about couples, spouses who live in fear of losing loved ones. He actually enjoys watching other people’s sufferings.
    Vote him out. He is no better than Republican.

  5. Rich F. says

    @Kolos100: You forgot to take your meds again, didn’t you?

    As has been said before, though: this is NOT an immigration reform issue. This is an issue of marriage equality. Waiting for an immigration reform bill to fix this is an intolerable prospect: every time an equal rights clause is attached to a bill, it ends up on the cutting room floor when the two Houses are in conference (see the Affordable Care Act for an example).

  6. gayalltheway says

    I take the answer as saying that the White House will not do anything about DOMA until the SCOTUS makes a ruling on it.

    People need to talk about the fact that deportation comes with a 10-year entry ban. Once these people are deported, they, very likely, will run into problems to get back into the country or applying for any kind of visa even after DOMA is struck down. That to me is the biggest question here, whether or not these people will be exempted from the 10-year ban if they are being deported due to the inability for them to get a marriage-based green card.

  7. J says

    Marriage is a church issue not a state one. Legal partnerships, without the word marriage, equal and irrespective of gender, are the way forward for America, and with those partnerships equal immigration rights for spouses.

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