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2002-09-20

Kesbeh Family Receives Six-Month Stay of Deportation

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And in an update from a story we covered on Wednesday.

The Kesbeh family of nine in Houston were scheduled to be deported today to Jordan for visa violations.

Less than 24 hours before their deportation, they were granted a highly unusual six-month stay. Sen. Ted Kennedy, who chairs the Immigration Subcommittee, agreed Thursday to review a bill written by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee that would make the Kesbeh family members permanent residents or citizens. The INS agreed not to deport the family while the bill is under review.

We go now to the Kesbeh house where the eldest daughter Noor is on the phone.

Guest:

  • Noor Kesbeh, 19, eldest daughter in the Kesbeh family.

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