Genesio Oliveira, the gay Brazilian man married to an American, could be deported now that U.S. attorney general Eric Holder has declined to reverse the immigration ruling that separated him from his husband in Massachusetts.
As the Associated Press reports, after three years in Brazil, Oliveira, 31, was allowed back into the U.S. in June on humanitarian grounds following pressure from Sen. John Kerry.
"But Oliveira said Monday that Attorney General Eric Holder has declined to reverse the immigration ruling that initially separated him from his 49-year-old husband, Tim Coco of Haverhill," reports the AP. "Now Oliveira said he could be forced to return to Brazil in six months."
Oliveira sought asylum in the United States in 2002 on the basis of his claim that he had been raped as a teenager in Brazil. His request was denied, and he married Coco in 2005.