U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), not content to let John Morton, head of U.S. Immigrationa and Customs Enforcement (ICE) repeal the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), is proposing that the non-related persons living in sin may complete one customs declaration per person. Generally a customs declaration is completed for a household of persons related by blood or marriage. Basically a nuclear family. If your traveling with grandparents and they have a separate household, then they have to complete their own. Not really a big deal.
Homeland Security Today March 27, 2012 by Anthony Kimery
US Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Trade and Commercial Regulations Branch is publishing a notice of proposed rulemaking to revise its regulations for when members of a family residing in one household and traveling together on their return to the United States may make a joint declaration for all members of the family.Under CBP’s proposed new regulation, it would expand the definition of the term “members of a family residing in one household” to include domestic relationships, which would allow more US returning residents to file a joint customs declaration for articles acquired abroad, CBP said in a statement.“Domestic relationship” would be defined under the new rule to include foster children, stepchildren, half-siblings, legal wards, other dependents and individuals with an in loco parentis or guardianship relationship.
In fact, CBP is disingenuous when claiming that step and adopted children are not included as persons related by blood or marriage when defining a household. It has never been held that either were not part of a household when traveling together with parents, step-parents, or step-siblings.
CBP's real intent is part of the homosexual agenda, thwart at every level DOMA and traditional definitions of family.
CBP would also include within the definition two adults who are in a committed relationship including, but not limited to, long-term companions and couples in civil unions or domestic partnerships where the partners share financial assets and obligations, and are not married to, or a partner of, anyone else.