This family from Yemen came to the US in January 2015 on a tourist visa. Due to rising tensions at home, they were unable to return.
The family thought a month away would give tensions time to calm down. However, while they were in the U.S., Mustafa’s businesses were commandeered and the family was left with nothing to return to.
Mustafa got word, if they returned to Yemen, they would be killed.
The family brought 3 of their children, but two of the boys had stayed behind with a grandmother because they could not afford for them to take the trip. Now they are split – The ones who had traveled to America were granted asylum and are now waiting for the 2 boys to be granted visas, but it is difficult to travel to Djibouti for the interviews.
Full story at The Clarion-Ledger.