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Harvard student stuck in Mexico gets new US visa

October 21, 2014

TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — A Mexico-born Harvard University student who was stuck for months in his native country after crossing the border without permission will have to wait a little bit longer to return to the United States.

Dario Guerrero Meneses, who was brought into the U.S. illegally at age 2, was granted a visa in Tijuana early Monday and had expected to pick it up in midafternoon but was told it wasn’t yet ready.

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service had initially declared that Guerrero effectively deported himself when he crossed the border without permission with his mother, who was seeking alternative cancer treatments. She died in August.

Guerrero plans to travel to Long Beach, California, to meet with his father and two siblings. He then plans to return to Harvard next year.

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