Immigration hitch for family of Guyanese woman killed in US massacre

ABC San Francisco affiliate KGO-TV is reporting that the children of one of the victims of the Oikos University shootings, Guyanese Judith Seymour, are struggling to fulfill their mother’s last wishes.

Seymour, 53, was among those killed Monday. She wanted to be buried in Guyana but one of her children may not be able to attend.

The report said that her children, Camella and Brian, want to honour Judy’s wishes but while Brian has a valid passport Camella’s passport expired in 2010.

“We have talked at length with a liaison from Senator Dianne Feinstein’s office who is looking into the issue. Representative Anna Eshoo has also been briefed on the dilemma

“What we have here is a bureaucratic, logistical delay,” said Gabriel Jack, an immigration attorney.

There may be a way to politically expedite Camella’s passport needs and the family is also exploring options with the embassy in Guyana, the report said.

Feinstein’s office promised they would investigate. One option might be an expedited passport renewal. Another might be a travel exemption for this specific trip because of the extraordinary circumstances, the report added.

 

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