Visa Denied for Deported Student Admitted to SMU

June 30, 2010

The case of Saad Nabeel has attracted considerable attention in Dallas to the problems facing students without legal residency status -- and he has suffered another setback. Nabeel was brought to the United States as a young child by his family, and though he had been enrolled at the University of Texas at Arlington, he was deported to Bangladesh. Faculty members at Southern Methodist University helped him gain admission there, with the hope he could return, but The Dallas Morning News reported that his visa was rejected, and he was told that he can apply again in a decade -- unless he can win a waiver.

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