by David Rookhuyzen – Mar. 9, 2012 07:01 AM
The Republic | azcentral.com
Fatemah Asadi and her husband, Rahmat Khalili, were brought to the U.S. as refugees nine years ago and thought it would be the end of nearly 30 years without a home.
They fled Iran after the revolution in 1979, then were settled in Turkey. Now, the Mesa couple desperately want to become citizens of their new homeland, but a bureaucratic dispute over their political affiliations from 30 years ago has landed them in diplomatic limbo, a problem rooted deep in the murky waters of national security and immigration law.
As a result, they are taking a gamble that could either see them win permanent-resident status or be deported to a country that will not accept them.
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