This article by Vox does a good job of explaining the current policy of ICE raids targeting Central American families.
Hopeful news for immigration reform in 2014.
The Supreme Court ruled this morning that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional. The federal government will now be required to recognize same-sex marriages from states where they are performed, opening the door for marriage based immigration petitions by same-sex binational couples.
The Supreme Court announced no decisions on the Defense of Marriage Act today, but scheduled another day of decisions Tuesday, June 25, at 10:00 AM EDT. There will probably be at least one more day of decisions later in the week.
The Supreme Court has announced all of its decision for today (Monday, June 24), with nothing on US v. Windsor. We’re waiting to hear which day(s) this week they will announce more decisions.
We tend to assume that everyone wants to come to the United States and that life is better for immigrants here. Maybe not…
Undocumented immigrants are not just dishwashers and delivery people–they are entrepreneurs and business owners.
Even if the Defense of Marriage Act is overturned, gay couples would have to travel to one of the few states where gay marriage is possible before their relationships would be recognized. Including recognition of permanent partners–married or not–would easily solve this problem.
Politicians who oppose this amendment prove that their opposition to gay marriage is not about the word marriage–it is about our relationships.
“Few had even heard about the debate to overhaul immigration laws and possibly open a pathway to citizenship for immigrants living illegally in the United States. Instead, the prevailing force seems to be deteriorating conditions at home.”
Unfortunately, this article does not mention the role of the US in creating the violence in Central America by training gang members in our prisons and then deporting them, or in supplying the region with our guns.