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In immigration debate, same-
sex marriage comes to the fore

Washington Post, by David Nakamura & Zachary A. Goldfarb

Original Article

Posted By:JoniTx, 2/2/2013 10:35:25 PM

In his final legislative act as a senator, Secretary of State John F. Kerry sought to resolve an international dilemma. He filed Senate Bill 48, seeking “permanent resident status for Genesio Januario Oliveira,” a gay Brazilian national facing deportation because he does not qualify for a spousal visa. Now, President Obama is aiming to grant same-sex couples such as Oliveira and his American husband, Tim Coco, equal immigration rights as their heterosexual counterparts. The proposal could allow up to 40,000 foreign nationals in same-sex relationships to apply for legal residency and, potentially, U.S. citizenship.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: neanderthal, 2/2/2013 10:59:07 PM     (No. 9155128)

The sucking sound is the paper on it´s way down. The country disappeared just a moment before. Time for the tribes; gays, fems, blacks, mexicans, global warmists, environocrazies, PETA freaks, etc, to start the tribal wars over the rotting remains of what was once an awesome experiment.


Reply 2 - Posted by: stablemoney, 2/2/2013 11:50:01 PM     (No. 9155165)

We just have all kinds of crapola issues. Just forget about anything serious from democrats like jobs or paying the bills.


   

 

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Spidey, 2/3/2013 6:06:15 AM     (No. 9155316)

The biggest mystery of my life is how this clown still has a 51% approval unless that´s rigged also.Now you could have armies of illegals pretending to be gay to get other people here on marriage visas and they´ll be first in line.

There used to be a time when an American had to vouch for a person and promise to pay their expenses once they get here. Now you can walk in here with no strings attached,unless you´re educated,then the dems don´t want you.


Reply 4 - Posted by: King of all trolls, 2/3/2013 6:09:58 AM     (No. 9155319)

How about we give immediate and unlimited amnesty to all transgendered illegal aliens, but only them. That would be vastly preferable to the Schumer-Rubio plan.



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