Immigration Blocks Brit Boy's Disney Vacation

US officials cite fear 9-year-old Micah Strachan would stick around
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Jan 14, 2011 11:05 AM CST
A boy from Britain planning to visit Disney World was denied a visa to the US.   (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

(Newser) – A 9-year-old boy from Britain with plans to visit Disney World was denied entry to the US this week; immigration officials cited a concern he wouldn’t leave the country. “Because you either did not demonstrate strong ties outside the United States or were not able to demonstrate that your intended activities in the US would be consistent with the visa status, you are ineligible,” said US officials in a rejection letter. The Telegraph notes that Micah Strachan's visa application included a letter from his school, as proof of his attendance.

The family’s representative in Parliament has contacted US authorities and hopes “they will feel able to reconsider”; the family has also written to the White House.

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