Fr. Jamil's Story
Due to political violence erupting in Kenya, Fr. Jamil’s mother was forced to flee her home and rebuild her life. Fr. Jamil, a Kenyan priest working in the U.S., needed to temporarily return to Kenya to take care of his mother during this time of unrest. His religious worker visa expired, however, and the delay in processing Fr. Jamil’s visa petition would prevent his immediate return to Kenya. CLINIC staff attorneys wrote a letter to the Department of Homeland Security explaining his situation and Fr. Jamil’s visa petition received expedited processing. He was able to leave for Kenya in two weeks. Later, Fr. Jamil returned to the U.S. with a new visa to continue his priestly ministry.