Associated Press - January 5, 2012
San Francisco, CA (AP) - A man caring for his same-sex partner in
San Francisco will not face the threat of deportation for at
least the next two years.
The Department of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services told
Anthony John Makk on Wednesday that it was deferring action on
his deportation case for two years. The deferral is renewable
The 49-year-old Makk is a citizen of Australia. He is the primary
caregiver for his partner, 56-year-old Bradford Wells, who
suffers from severe AIDS-related illnesses.
Wells is a U.S. citizen, and he and Makk are married. But federal
law prevents Makk from being considered for a green card.
Makk told the San Francisco Chronicle (http://bit.ly/Aia4lq) he
and Wells were elated.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi had intervened in their case
with the help of Sen. Dianne Feinstein and state Sen. Mark Leno.
Information from: San Francisco Chronicle, www.sfgate.com