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CAIR-TX: Man Wrongfully Deported Waits for Visa

(SAN ANTONIO, TX, 6/15/06) – The San Antonio office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-San Antonio) is calling on Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) to help expedite a visa for a man who was wrongfully deported in 2003.

The deportation order against Idriss Barre was revoked in February 2006, but he is still waiting in Djibouti for a visa to return to the United States and be with his wife and three children.

“This family has been separated unnecessarily for far too long,” said CAIR-San Antonio President Sarwat Husain. “We urge Senator Cornyn to intervene in this case so that Mr. Barre may return to his family.”

CONTACT: CAIR-San Antonio President Sarwat Husain, 210-378-9528, E-Mail:


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