Friday, January 14, 2011

9-year-old boy ruled a threat by U.S. immigration

(The Telegraph) - Civil servants Kathy and Edward Francis planned to surprise their grandson Micah Strachan with the holiday of a lifetime to Florida in February.

They were only going to tell Micah about it when they took him to the airport on February 19 for the flight to the U.S.

They had already spent more than £1,500 on plane tickets and had been organising the trip for months.

But this week U.S. Embassy officials denied the schoolboy a visa to enter the U.S.

They said there was a risk he would not leave the U.S. at the end of his holiday and refused his application under Section 214 (b) of the Immigration and Nationality Act.

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