“Long Term Same Sex” Relationship Now a Factor For Some Fighting Deportation

By |2012-10-01T15:49:38-05:00October 1st, 2012|Categories: DHS / Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), DHS / Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Removal / Deportation Proceedings and Court Hearings|Tags: , , , |

Published: October 1, 2012 In the past week, Janet Napolitano, our top Department of Homeland Security official, announced that a removable foreign national’s “long term same sex” relationship in the U.S., like any other family relationship in the U.S., will be a relevant consideration in assessing whether that person should be a “priority” for immigration enforcement and appropriately the subject of removal proceedings (formerly deportation proceedings). This new factor will become a part of a formula that has emerged over the past year as part of a new Department of Homeland Security policy to determine against whom removal proceedings will be […]