The adam walsh act amends INA and prevents us citizens convicted of a specified offense against a minor from filing a petition for any beneficiary- even an adult consenting spouse unless the dept of homeland security grants what is essentially a waiver if they determine that the us citizen petitioner poses no risk to the spouse.In the event the waiver isnt granted the immigrating spouse has to leave the country. More than likely the us citizen will be barred from immigrating to the spouses home country due to the offense. This will in essence force an end to the traditional marriage i.e cohabiting. Isnt this a violation of the us citizens 14th amendment right? What if there are minor us citizen children involved? Isnt having a two parent family a privilege that would be abridged?