Sunday, March 6, 2011

Only 2 Days to Stop the DOMA Deportation of Rodrigo Martinez: Call Rep. Chris Van Hollen

Rep. Chris Van Hollen
What can you do right now to help stop the deportation of Rockville, Maryland resident Rodrigo Martinez? Call Congressman Chris Van Hollen's Washington, DC office at Phone: (202) 225-5341 and ask that he call on the Obama administration to put a halt to all DOMA Deportations.
Rodrigo and his American partner of 8 years married last week in Washington, DC, but because of DOMA, their marriage certificate, even with its "triple seal" from Chief Judge Lee Satterfield of the DC Superior Court means nothing under current federal law. The Obama administration has the power to delay this deportation through a routine exercise of discretion.

Rodrigo & Edwin on their wedding day
After you call Representative Van Hollen, Edwin and Rodrigo's Congressman, you can help us keep up the momentum! Reach out to your own Senators and Representatives. Ask them to join Representatives Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) who last week called on the Obama administration to halt the deportations of spouses of gay and lesbian Americans. There is still time to save Rodrigo & Edwin's marriage and to prevent Rodrigo's deportation to El Salvador on Wednesday. But we must also fight for a policy that stops all "DOMA Deportations" immediately.

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