Obama Administration Still Enforcing Defense of Marriage Act in Immigration ContextPublished: Dec 21, 2011 9:30 am
United States Citizen Frances Herbert and her spouse, Japanese-born Takako Ueda, just learned that the Obama administration will not recognize their marriage for immigration purposes, which may result in Ueda's deportation from the country.
The couple were legally married in Vermont on April 26, 2011. The immigrant petition that Herbert filed on Ueda's behalf was just denied on December 1, 2011. The denial was a direct result of the mandate of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).