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USCIS now considers Same-Sex Marriages valid: Green Card Applications OK

VIA DHS.GOV

Implementation of the Supreme Court Ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act

Statement from Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano:

English: Official portrait of United States Se...

English: Official portrait of United States Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano Español: Retrato oficial de Secretaria de Seguridad Interna de los Estados Unidos Janet Napolitano (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“After last week’s decision by the Supreme Court holding that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional, President Obama directed federal departments to ensure the decision and its implication for federal benefits for same-sex legally married couples are implemented swiftly and smoothly. To that end, effective immediately, I have directed U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to review immigration visa petitions filed on behalf of a same-sex spouse in the same manner as those filed on behalf of an opposite-sex spouse.”

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Texas Governor Rick Perry calls Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals a “slap in the face to the rule of law”, asks Texas Agencies to ignore the program

Governor Rick Perry – Photo by Ed Schipul

Texas Governor Rick Perry indicated his belief that President Obama’s Deferred Action for Certain Childhood Arrivals amounted to a “slap in the face to the rule of law”.  Gov. Perry has asked Texas Agencies to ignore the program:

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