Twenty-two Senate Democrats have asked Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano to appoint an independent ombudsman for gay couples to shepherd them through the immigration system.
In the wake of June’s Supreme Court ruling that the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional, DHS will begin issuing green cards to gays wed to Americans.
“President Obama directed federal departments to ensure the decision and its implication for federal benefits for same-sex legally married couples are implemented swiftly and smoothly,” Napolitano said in a statement. “To that end, effective immediately, I have directed U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service