Tuesday, June 5th, 2018

Deferred Action Granted in Vermont

"A married lesbian couple living in Vermont
who were threatened with being separated by federal immigration
authorities have been granted a reprieve. Japanese
immigrant Takako Ueda and her American spouse, Frances Herbert, got
word Tuesday that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services decided to
defer action on deportation proceedings against Ueda, whose visa had
expired. The decision ended
months of uncertainty that was heightened in December when Ueda received
a letter ordering her to leave the country by Dec. 31. She did not
comply. Herbert said in a phone interview from the couple's home in
Dummerston that they had been told Ueda's case would be reviewed in two
years. "Now at least we can exhale," Herbert said. "Yes, yes, it's a great feeling," Ueda added." –