Ohio Immigration Attorneys

Prosecutorial Discrection and LGBT

According to a memorandum from DHS prosecutorial discretion may apply to "Certain Family Relationships” Gary Mead, October 5, 2012. This memorandum specified that relationships of the same sex rising to the level of a 'family relationship' that are long-term in which the individuals may be considered:

  • are the sole domestic partner and intent to remain so indefinitely;
  • not in a marital or domestic relationship with someone else, and;
  • maintain typically a residence in common sharing financial assets and obligations.