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Here's Obama's Immigration Speech and What It Says in White House Guidance About Gay Couples: VIDEO


President Obama gave a speech this afternoon in Las Vegas laying out his immigration reform plans, which include same-sex binational couples. Here's what it says in the White House fact sheet:

Keep Families Together. 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.

Watch Obama's full speech, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. I did not hear the quoted text in the speech. But I might have missed it. At what minute did he say it?

    Posted by: Randy | Jan 29, 2013 5:26:41 PM

  2. Obama 2016.

    Posted by: Jeff | Jan 29, 2013 6:53:43 PM

  3. Thank you Mr President!

    Posted by: George F | Jan 29, 2013 8:17:54 PM

  4. You know in four years time this guy could stand for election in any western country and succeed. Please try Oz first.

    Posted by: rdiac | Jan 30, 2013 3:11:26 AM

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