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Hispanic Caucus wants to protect binational same-sex couples

The Obama administration currently considers same-sex relationships when deciding whether to pursue deportation cases, but immigration reform leaders in the Congressional Hispanic Caucus are calling for a comprehensive reform bill to include recognition of same-sex relationships, which may help about 40,000 couples who are separated (or may be) by current immigration law.

Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) – pictured – was among the Congressional Hispanic Caucus members who laid out principles for immigration reform.

The caucus’ principles for immigration reform include a call for a bill that “protects the unity and sanctity of the family, including the families of bi-national, same-sex couples, by reducing the family backlogs and keeping spouses, parents, and children together.

[via HuffPo]