Yeadon Women Reunited After Two Years Trapped in Mexico

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Karen Roberts, 32, hugs her daughter Jade Roberts at Philadelphia International Airport.
Image via Heather Khalifa, The Philadelphia Inquirer
Karen Roberts, 32, hugs her daughter Jade Roberts at Philadelphia International Airport.

A woman unable to leave Mexico since 2021 was reunited with her Yeadon family recently, ending her legal limbo nightmare, writes Valerie Russ for The Philadelphia Inquirer.

There were tears of joy and hugs as Karen Serrano Roberts joined up with her husband, LaMar, and her five children and mother at Philadelphia International Airport.

Roberts, 32, was trapped by immigration legalities after a lawyer advised her in 2021 she should return to Mexico to apply for her green card.

While In Mexico she discovered because she was brought to the United States from Mexico without legal documents at age 4 she would have to wait 10 years before she could apply to reenter the United States.  

The devastated family wrote letters to President Joe Biden, Sen. Bob Casey and others and started a Change.org petition to expedite a waiver request and let Roberts return home.

On March 23, the waiver was granted, allowing Roberts to remain in the United States with her family.

“I feel like a family circle that has been broken is finally back together again,” said LaMar Robert’s mother, Roselee Roberts. “The love that he had for her was stronger than his struggles.”

Read more about Karen Serrano Roberts reuniting with her Yeadon family in The Philadelphia Inquirer.

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6abc covers Karen Roberts’ return home.

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