An online petition to help a Kenyan doctor who was deported from the United States two weeks ago has been launched.
Dr. Alexander Ondari was returning to the US to complete his last year as a resident physician at the University of Texas Medical Branch on July 6th, when he was denied entry.
Ondari landed at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport but was deported to Nairobi after an immigration officer failed to honor his valid J1 Visa.
“Currently, all depends on the USA Embassy in Kenya to grant him a new J1 Visa,” the petition reads.
“Dr. Ondari’s constant efforts as a physician, together with his charitable character, are critical to the well-being of the communities he lives and serves in. Dr. Ondari’s objective is to bring value to the US, an aim that has been already accomplished during the last 17 years as a non-immigrant visa holder. It’s is thus an honor to support his efforts to obtain a J1 visa so that he can serve his patients and continue to improve the health of America.”
The J1 visa is a non-immigrant US visa that permits people to visit America to exchange skills, experience, or knowledge in various areas. J1 visa holders are given unlimited travel in and out of the US, and in many circumstances to be employed in the country.
Click to Sign petition- change.org/p/us-embassy-in-nairobi