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Amario family on path to citizenship

LIVINGSTON - Luis Amario and his family are sleeping better these days, since their extension Visa was approved through Nov. 30 of this year. “We are still waiting on the needed paperwork from the Department of Labor, but things are moving along nicely and we are very positive,” said Amario.

The Polk County Enterprise reported several weeks ago that the Amario family would be facing deportation due to a paperwork mistake by the attorney appointed to his case. Since then, the Livingston Independent School District, where Amario works as a bilingual teacher on a H1B Visa, appointed the school district’s attorney to the case.

“Dr. Brent Hawkins and the LISD are directly responsible for helping to get this problem corrected,” said Amario. He also credits the prayers of his community and church. “I couldn’t be more thankful to the politicians who helped our cause: Congressman Brian Babin, Representative James White, Senator John Cornyn, Senator Ted Cruz, and Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee. Please continue to pray for our family.”

Amario-FamilyVISA EXTENDED -- Luis Amario and his wife Zaritma are enjoying the school year with daughter Daniela, a third grader at Livingston ISD, and their son Matthew, age two, who spends his days with Mommy. The family is living and working in Livingston on a H1B work Visa, with plans to become American citizens.

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