In the so-called Prosecutorial Exercise of Discretion Memorandum of ICE, family reunification is one of the important factor to exercise discretion against enforfocement of immigration law and removal of the alien.
that Rep. Nancy Polosi, Rep. Jerrold Nadler, Rep. Mike Honda,
and 81 other members of Congress wrote a letter to recognize
the ties of a same-sex partner or spouse as a positive factor
for discretary relief in immigration enforcement deportation
Rep. Pelosi reports that the Department of Homeland Security
Secretary Janet Napolitano announced that she would direct U.S.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement to issue written guidance
to field offices codifying that LGBT family ties would be recognized
in immigration cases. This interpretation of the family ties
will expand the group of people who will be eligible for discretionary
relief from deportation.