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Yakima Women Returns to Australia to Bring Son Home

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YAKIMA, Wash --   Its been almost a year since Evelyn Harris last saw her son. On Saturday left for Australia to bring him home to the U.S.  

"I knew one day it would get here but I didn't know it would drag on for so long," said Harris.

Four years ago, Harris moved to Yakima from her native Australia to marry an American man  -- leaving behind her young son Michael. In 2003, she applied for a visa for him -- believing that it was the fastest, legal way to bring him to the U.S.

For the past three years she has been battling red tape at the National Visa Center.

Just recently, after help from KNDO and Congressman Doc Hasting's office, Evelyn received the paperwork to bring Michael to the U.S. On Saturday, she said goodbye to her family and left to bring him home.

 

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