Foreign nationals will not be deported from US

Foreign nationals who lost relatives in the US terror attacks will not face deportation from America, officials say.

Foreign nationals who lost relatives in the US terror attacks will not face deportation from America, officials say.

They include Briton Deena Gilbey, from New Jersey, who feared she would have to leave the country.

Her husband was killed in the attacks on the World Trade Centre.

She and her husband had spent the past eight years in the US. Their two sons were born in the United States and are American citizens.

Days after the attacks, Gilbey says she was told the couple's visa was not valid after her husband's death and she would have to leave or face deportation.

Immigration and Naturalization Service spokesman Russ Bergeron claims the agency will not act against people like Gilbey and is looking for a solution. Options include offering Gilbey a work permit, he adds.

"We're committed to finding a remedy for Ms. Gilbey and for any other persons like her who have an immigration issue that's arisen because of the loss of a loved one," Bergeron said.

Newark INS spokesman Kerry Gill says a meeting is planned with Gilbey later this week.

Mrs Gilbey was unavailable for comment.

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