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Video: Meet a Latina Same-Sex Couple Impacted by Obama Immigration Announcement

Video: Meet a Latina Same-Sex Couple Impacted by Obama Immigration Announcement

Last week’s immigration announcement from the Obama administration had an immediate impact on a case in Denver, where an immigration judge on Friday postponed the deportation of Sujey Pando, a lesbian from Mexico legally married in Iowa to an American from Colorado, Violeta Pando, the New York Times reported. Although federal law does not recognize same-sex marriages, administration officials said they would consider same-sex spouses as “family” in their review of deportation cases.

The judge, Mimi Tsankov, cited the flux in laws and policies affecting same-sex cases in delaying a decision on Sujey Pando’s deportation at least until January, said Lavi Soloway, a lawyer for the couple.

We now have a video interview with the couple from the local Univision affiliate (in Spanish). If you have trouble viewing the video, visit the Univision Colorado website.

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