DHS to Extend Discretionary Relief to LGBT Families

The Department of Homeland Security recently extended discretionary relief to LGBT foreigners with American citizen spouses and partners.  The relief is more specifically designed for individuals who pose no national security risk. “This is a huge step forward,” said Rachel B. Tiven, executive director of Immigration Equality. “Until now, LGBT families and their lawyers had nothing to rely on but an oral promise that prosecutorial discretion would include all families. Today, DHS has responded to Congress and made that promise real. The Administration’s written guidance will help families facing separation and the field officers who are reviewing their cases.”  To read more, click here.