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The Advocates Wins Humanitarian Parole, Reunites Separated Family
11/15/2007 8:50 AM

The Advocates for Human Rights welcomed the return of Cynthia Lamah to the United States.  She rejoins her husband and young son after more than two years of separation following Cynthia's removal from the United States in 2005.  Cynthia, who was ordered removed following the denial of her asylum claim, miscarried the couple's second child while detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials at the Ramsey County Law Enforcement Center.  Their critically ill son, who suffers from sickle cell anemia, was severely injured by botched surgeries to alleviate a sickle cell crisis during a visit with his mother where she was living in Africa. 

The Advocates for Human Rights filed an application for humanitarian parole to enable Cynthia to return to the U.S. to care for her son following his injuries.  The office of Congressman Jim Ramstad was instrumental in securing her arrival back in Minnesota. 

Click here to read Ruben Rosario's column in the St. Paul Pioneer Press.