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December 16, 2009

The Case of Salar (Updated)

A little before 11am today, we received great news:
Salar had a second interview at the US Consulate in Dubai and his request for a visa was approved.
Salar’s mother had with her a letter from Stanford Children’s Hospital indicating that almost all of the money required for the operation and post-op care has been raised, which was a key factor for the interviewing officer.
Many of you who read about Salar’s case here had your own heartbreaking tale of a friend or loved one seeking a visa to come to the United States.  We can only hope that Salar’s case becomes a springboard for the US to review its visa regulations with an eye toward improving the process for Iranians in need.

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