Delays, bureaucracy, inconsistency, and injustice make the U.S. immigration system a nightmare for millions. Debate over the system is intensifying.
The report, called Family, Unvalued, shows how U.S. law fails to protect and serve binational couples. The poorly run system can affect, and sometimes destroy, families without any legal protection. This report reveals how discrimination has grown from a long history of anti-immigrant campaigns. Most of all, Family, Unvalued lets the reader empathize with the sometimes horrifying, always enlightening testimony of lesbian and gay families.
In his The Atlantic Online blog, Andrew Sullivan offers his take on FOX News’ argument for discrimination in the immigration process.
Sullivan says Bill O’Reilly “simply asserts that gay binational couples are more likely to be fraudulent than straight couples. What evidence does he have for this? None. Gay immigration advocates back exactly the same standards of proof and evidence of serious relationships for gay couples as straight ones. And most fraudulent would-be immigrants are far more reluctant to self-identify as gay than as straight. For good measure, some binational gay couples are also legally married in America, in Massachusetts. But their/my marriage license is regarded as toilet paper by the federal government. You can see the brick wall that Rachel Tiven’s arguments receive from O’Reilly. That brick wall is called homophobia, an assumption that gay relationships are worth less and mean less than straight ones. It’s so deep I doubt O’Reilly is even aware of it.”