Wednesday, March 23, 2011

NY Daily News: Gay Woman Won't Be Deported, Couple Can Pursue Their Marriage Based Case

Read full article here.

Judge Terry Bain put a hold on her deportation order while the couple waits to see if the Defense of Marriage Act is overturned and their green card application goes through. "She could have said no," [Cristina] Ojeda said. "But instead she gave us time. Little by little, we're building up hope and more courage." The couple will be back in court in December to give the judge an update on their case.
"I was very pleased that both the judge and the government attorney treated the issue with seriousness and respect," said their lawyer, Lavi Soloway.
"I think it was a demonstration of respect for Monica and Cristina and their marriage. They were kind and generous about it."


  1. Great news! This gives hope to us all. My day is a bit brighter now! Good luck to Monica and Cristina.

  2. Fan-tas-tic!! I'm so happy for Monica and Cristina. A rare and bright day for many of us in the struggle for immigration equality. Thank you for putting yourselves out there.

  3. These are GREAT NEWS for anybody that believe that love can overcome any obstacle. THANK YOU, your courage, and deep love is a example of what America should inspire again. BRAVO!