Bring the Suleimans Home Tomorrow

The story from New York, about the immigrant cab driver who will be allowed to leave the country to bury his family, reminded us of a family that we would like to see back in Texas.

Adel Suleiman was deported in late January, along with his wife Asma Quddoura, their 17-year-old son Ayman, and their American twin daughters, age four.

Why can they not also receive something like an “advance parole” that would allow them to return to their freshly bought home in Dallas? We asked a relative how they are doing in Jordan.

“They’re doing fine,” came the reply. “Ayman is at school now, and their furniture is on its way. Regarding the house, it’s currently in the foreclosing stage. I don’t know how soon the bank will act on foreclosure. If you can help in any way I would be very appreciative. I really appreciate your concern and efforts.”

As for the family’s return to the USA, the relative expresses a sense of the difficulties involved, but it would be the best thing for them to return home to Texas.

“You probably know something better, please advise how if possible,” writes the relative. We only know what we read in the news. With international press attention, intervention by a US Senator, and the administrative power of US Citizen and Immigration Services, it is possible to take care of these things.

In other words, it is possible that federal officials can return two 4-year-old Americans to their Dallas home tomorrow. It is what should be done.–gm

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