- May 7, 2010
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Henry Velandia and Josh Vandiver married in Montville, Connecticut on August 29, 2010. Henry Velandia is in deportation proceedings because the Defense of Marriage Act prevents Josh Vandiver from sponsoring him for residency.
Henry Velandia was born in Venezuela. He came to America in 2002. He is a salsa dancer and teacher, performed on Univision's Mira Quien Baila, and is the founder of HotSalsaHot dance school.
Vandiver goes before his immigration judge in Newark, N.J., on November 17, 2010.
Source: Fox New York
As far as I am concerned this is a simple matter of state's rights. The Federal Government is abusing its power by saying a couple legally married in a state do not have recognition from the federal government. This is a clear cut constitutional issue IMO.