A border-enforcement advocate is blasting President Barack Obama
over the Department of Homeland Security's decision to allow
illegal aliens with American same-sex partners to be eligible for
consideration of having their deportation orders put on hold.
The announcement was made public late Friday afternoon.
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano
said a memo to Immigration and Customs Enforcement offices will
state that binational same-sex couples in long-term relationships
would meet the definition of family that government lawyers can use
as grounds for deferring a foreign citizen's removal from the
William Gheen, president of Americans for Legal Immigration
(ALIPAC), reacted to the announcement in an interview with
"... Here's the Obama administration again giving legal status -
a legal "family" status - to homosexuals as part of an amnesty for
illegal immigrants," he says. "He's also expanding the unlawful,
unconstitutional amnesty measures, which started with the DREAM Act
According to Gheen, Obama is acting outside the Constitution of
the United States in an effort to strengthen his hold on "unlawful"
"He's creating legislation," says Gheen. "He is a tyrant, he is
a dictator, he is an authoritarian, [and] he is acting outside the
"He is contradicting the U.S. Constitution, and [he's] appealing
to any group of people that he believes that he can appeal to to be
loyal to him politically and possibly further than that. He's
calling on people that he can count on to mobilize for him
politically and possibly anything else that he wants."
Peter LaBarbera with Americans for Truth About Homosexuality concurs
"They're trying to an end-run around Congress by promoting
homosexual relationships," says LaBarbera. "It's bad enough if it
were to be passed by Congress and then signed into law by the
president -- but here again, we have Obama going around Congress
and just enacting these radical policies."