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Widow of Kansas bar shooting victim faced deportation


September 8, 2017

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — The widow of an Indian national who was fatally shot at a suburban Kansas City bar in an alleged hate crime was facing deportation until a Kansas congressman and others stepped in to help her get a one-year visa.

Sunayana Dumala lost her U.S. resident status after the death of her husband, Srinivas Kuchibhotla, in a Feb. 22 shooting at Austins Bar & Grill in Olathe, Kansas. Witnesses said the gunman shouted racial slurs before opening fire. Kuchibhotla's friend and another man who intervened were wounded.

Republican U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder said he was "apoplectic" when h...

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