Monday, March 28, 2011

Immigration Judge Suspends Deportation of Same-Sex Spouse

New York-based U.S. Immigration Judge Terry Bain has suspended the deportation of the same-sex spouse of a U.S. citizen pending federal recognition of their marriage.  While Judge Bain's decision does not set a binding precedent for other same-sex couples in similar situations, it is expected that other judges will take note of this case and suspend similar deportations until the Defense of Marriage Act is repealed or its constitutionality determined.  For more information on the Alcota-Ojeda case, as it is known, please click on the link.