The father of the murdered girl cannot obtain a U.S. visa to come to the funeral

Farewell to 13-year-old Haniya Aguilar, kidnapped and murdered in Lumberton (NC), will take place this Saturday, December 8. But her father will not be able to come from Guatemala to the funeral: the immigration authorities refused him a visa.

The father of the murdered girl cannot obtain a U.S. visa to come to the funeralChania Aguilar. Source:

«They said no sufficient evidence that he will not remain in the United States and return to Guatemala, so I can’t provide a temporary American visa,» said the lawyer Hiring Salem.

People created a petition on the website addressed to the Governor of North Carolina Roy Cooper, Department of homeland security, the U.S. Embassy in Guatemala and President Donald Trump. The appeal has already collected more than 55 thousand signatures.

«No parent should be denied the right to say goodbye to your child, the more that Haniyeh was an American citizen, born in Tennessee,» reads the petition.

5 Nov Chania Aguilar was waiting for the school bus when a man in black clothes and yellow bandana grabbed her and dragged me to a nearby parked SUV. The girl’s body found in a reservoir on 27 November.

FBI special agent Andy Delaroche said that the killer is still wanted, and urged anyone with any information, call tel. 910-272-5871. For information that will help to detain the criminal, announced a reward of $30 thousand.