June 26, 2007, - 11:50 am
By Debbie Schlussel
Aside from moral reasons and my opposition to the attempt to alter the definition of marriage, one of the biggest reasons I’m against legalized gay marriage is the hardly-mentioned increased marriage fraud problems it would spur in the immigration arena.
We already know that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials–including an ICE Special Agent in Charge in Texas–have ordered agents in various cities not to investigate sham marriages. Imagine the increased marriage fraud activities, were this country to recognize gay marriage.
The Seattle Times reports various sob stories on 36,000 gays and lesbians in “partnerships” with foreign aliens. Gays call them “love exiles.” I call them potential fraud marriage perpetrators who badly want U.S. citizenship.
Imagine the system getting even more swamped with phony marriages, were gay marriage to be recognized. There would be no way to determine that these were legit couples. It’s not exactly like Citizenship and Immigration Services adjudicators are going to give the couples a “test drive” to determine they are really gay and in a relationship. There is a huge potential for “I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry” gay marriage fraud.
And FYI, the Immigration Amnesty Bill makes no mention of how these people will be treated, should gay marriage ever become legal in the 50 States. That’s a potential black hole of immigration fraud.
Oh, and by the way, those gays in these relationships with foreign aliens support the Illegal Alien Amnesty Bill. Gee, I wonder why.
(Canada recognizes gay marriage and gives foreign alien gay “spouses” visas and citizenship. Do we want to be like Canada, where every terrorist gets a golden ticket of entry?)
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