David Portugal, Jr., got married in Arizona this weekend. I think he's the guy in the silver shirt in the video above, with the ponytail and mustache, chaining himself to the Arizona capitol building in April. Portugal, who moved to Arizona from his hometown of Los Angeles, was protesting the state's new "Papers, please" anti-immigration law.
This weekend, as Democratic governors pressed President Obama to back off its lawsuit against Arizona, the New York Times reported on Portugal's wedding to Perla Farias in Goodyear, Arizona. Portugal and Farias are both Mexican-American, full citizens of this country and supposedly people for whom the new law would have little effect.
As they were planning the wedding, the couple heard from three uncles of Ms. Farias's who in 2008 had relocated with their wives and children to find construction work in Washington State. The family members had planned to move back to Arizona in time for the wedding, but the impending immigration law made them decide not to.
"So we're a very big, happy family -- all split up," Ashley Godinez, one of Ms. Farias's aunts from Washington, said by telephone.