Support a Devastated Family be reunited

Support a Devastated Family be reunited

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Shailaja Venkatsubramanyan started this petition to US State Department and

A longtime resident of the bay area, Abha Sharma, suffered devastating losses from the Delta variant in India over the past two months.  Abha’s father and 40-year-old younger brother both succumbed to COVID 19.  Her only surviving relative in India, her mother, Prabha Rawat, who was battling COVID as well, is now stuck there in a recovery hospital.   Mrs. Rawat is not aware of the deaths of her husband and son. Besides Covid, she has multiple medical conditions that need constant medical attention.  The news of the deaths of her husband and son has been withheld from her since she may not withstand the news of these losses when she is on her own.  Close to 30 years ago, she lost another daughter in a fatal car crash.  This time around the fear is that she may also pass away if she is not nursed back to health by her surviving family, namely Abha and her brother Mohit. 

Abha and her other brother who are here in the USA are unable to secure a visa to bring their mother here due to the freeze on the B1/B2.  Her brother is a US Citizen and she is a permanent resident.  They are desperate to bring their mother here because she has no support in India.  

The only hope right now is for the State Dept to issue humanitarian parole or an emergency visa issued based on these circumstances. But, embassy appointment dates are not available.  Abha and her brother are hoping that the State Dept could maybe issue their mom a visa (like they do for parents of US Citizen minor children) to travel.

Please sign this petition to urge the US State Department to help reunite this bereft family in grief.

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