Senator McCaskill offers assistance in efforts to keep Lauren Gray in the U.S.

Date 2012/8/1 15:20:00 | Topic: News

Senator Claire McCaskill of Missouri is hopeful something can be done to help Lauren Gray of Trenton regarding the soon-to-be 21-year old's residency status. Lauren, her mother Ali Gray, and a friend of Lauren's, Shelby Muff of Trenton, met with Senator McCaskill on Tuesday in Washington, DC. The Gray family is seeking the ability for Lauren Gray to legally remain in the U.S. when she turns 21 next Wednesday, August 8th.
Lauren is also seeking to have the opportunity to find employment. Under current immigration law, Lauren, upon turning 21, no longer would qualify to legally reside in the United States as a dependent to her parents, Ali and Ian Gray, who have Investor Visa's.

Senator McCaskill talks about the meeting with the Gray's, and Shelby Muff, and what steps are specifically being taken to help the Gray family:

Click here to listen to Senator Claire McCaskill

Senator McCaskill said her office is putting a lot of focus and energy into the case, because it is the right thing to do:

Click here to listen to Senator Claire McCaskill

That is Senator Claire McCaskill. The PAR Broadcast Group contacted Senator Roy Blunt's office on Tuesday morning regarding his meeting with the Trenton women. Senator Blunt was not in his office, and we have requested a response from him.

Ali Gray talked about getting to meet Senator Blunt and Senator McCaskill:

Click here to listen to Ali Gray

She was asked whether the senators seemed "genuinely" interested in what they had to say:

Click here to listen to Ali Gray

The woman believes the trip to Washington proved how important the matter is to her family:

Click here to listen to Ali Gray

We asked Ali what happens now:

Click here to listen to Ali Gray

Ali Gray believes public support has been vital in obtaining the personal meetings with Senators Blunt and McCaskill:

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She said the trip was definitely worth taking:

Click here to listen to Ali Gray

Ali Gray said she hopes to hear within a few days whether something can be done to allow Lauren to legally remain in the United States. Lauren Gray's 21st birthday is next Wednesday, August 8th.



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