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March 13, 2018 01:14 PM

Waiting And Hoping To Return Home

Immigration can be a polarizing topic. But one KELOLAND family's personal experience with the immigration system has been heartbreaking. 

Bertin Flores Solorzano and his wife Andrea had spent three years trying to get him his visa. He had come to the United States illegally as a teenager.

All that was left was his interview in Mexico. But while it seemed like the final step in a long, drawn-out process, the couple didn't get the outcome they were hoping for. 

Bertin was denied his visa and could not return home to his wife and young children. Andrea was even pregnant at the time. 

But now, 16 months later, Bertin has another chance to return home to his family.

"He didn't have any support with that first interview," Andrea said. "As far as somebody being there and hearing that news that, well, you can't come home for a year. I'm going to be there for him, his big support."

Andrea is flying to Mexico for Bertin's new visa interview. After meeting the family last year, KELOLAND's Angela Kennecke was there when the couple called their children to break the news of the outcome. 
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