Monica Alcota

Suit asks immigration officials to stop using DOMA against married same-sex couples

NEW YORK -- Lambda Legal on Monday filed an amicus brief in a case involving Cristina Ojeda and Monica Alcota, a married binational lesbian couple from Queens, New York.

The friend-of-the-court brief argues that immigration officials are incorrectly relying on an inapplicable case for authority to continue deportation proceedings while the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is being challenged.