I have posted twice about a friend and client, Abdulrahim Kewan, who is stuck in Egypt despite having an approved petition to come to the United States. The background of the case was laid out in a posting on October 17, 2010.
To summarize very briefly, Mr. Kewan was applying for permanent residence in the San Diego Immigration Court based on an approved visa petition as a battered spouse. In October 2002, he stopped at a gate at the U.S. Marine Corps’ Camp Pendleton to ask for directions. He was arrested two weeks later. He was held until he was deported in early 2004. The story was reported in the media. Reporters had promised to follow up. I invite them to now.
Since Mr. Kewan was deported in 2004, we have been working to get him back. All papers were filed and waivers approved and an interview was held at the U.S. Consulate in Cairo in May 2010. At the interview, the Consulate said everything looked good and a visa they would soon deliver Mr. Kewan his visa. They kept his passport to affix the visa. Then more delays started occurring, discussed in a posting on February 6, 2011. These delays amount to a great unfairness and injustice.