Only hours after the publication of an Associated Press story on his case, the U.S. government has issued a humanitarian visa enabling the return of a Harvard University student who broke immigration rules by taking his dying mother to Mexico.
Dario Guerrero was born in Mexico and moved with his family to California when he was 2. The Obama administration granted him and hundreds of thousands of other young immigrants a reprieve from deportation two years ago.
But these people can’t leave the U.S. without government approval. And Guerrero’s mother was dying of cancer.
Desperate to save her, Guerrero took his mother to clinics in Mexico before getting that approval. She died there in August, and he’s been stuck since then. The U.S granted his request to return Tuesday.