MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) – A visa approval for a Cuban woman wanting to come to the U.S., now means she can come to Miami to donate stem cells to her sister with leukemia.
According to Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen’s office, Alina Ortega’s non-immigrant visa request was initially denied by U.S. Interests Section workers in Havana.
A relative approached Ros-Lehtinen, who was able to intervene and ask that officials reconsider the request.
A spokesman for the congresswoman says Alina Ortega is now scheduled to fly to Miami for the procedure, which could save her sister’s life.
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