The President has said that DOMA is unconstitutional and has endorsed its repeal. The President must immediately direct the Department of Homeland Security to halt all deportation of spouses of lesbian and gay American citizens to prevent DOMA from destroying marriages. If Sujey Pando is deported she will be barred from returning to the U.S. for ten years.
None of this would be happening to an opposite-sex couple in the same situation.
Urge President Obama, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, and Attorney General Eric Holder to take action: exercise prosecutorial discretion, respect Violeta and Sujey's marriage, and prevent this married lesbian couple from being torn apart.
Sign our petition to the President and send a message that we need immediate executive branch action to protect all lesbian and gay binational couples.
To help Sujey and Violeta further:
- Follow STOP THE DEPORTATIONS: The DOMA Project for further updates
- Call your elected officials to urge them to help couples like Violeta & Sujey Pando before Sujey's final hearing on August 19th
U.S. Representative Diana DeGette: 202.225.4431, Denver 303.844.4988
U.S. Senator Michael Bennet: 202.224.5852, Denver 303.455.7600
U.S. Senator Mark Udall: 202.224.5941, Denver 303.650.7820
- Share our petition urging the officials to halt DOMA deportations. To share this petition via email, facebook, or twitter, use the buttons below.