By the time the sun rises over Dallas on Tuesday, Saad Nabeel will have his second answer from the US Consulate in Bangladesh in his latest effort to return to college in the USA as a student at SMU. The appointment is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Bangladesh time or 2:30 a.m. in Texas.
“There’s not much to say in advance about it,” said Nabeel via email Monday. “I just want to go home and I know it’s not going to be easy.”
Nabeel’s first meeting at the US Consulate in Bangladesh ended in disappointment in late June when his student visa was denied. Tuesday he returns to the consulate with additional arguments and documents organized by New York immigration attorney Ted Cox.
Nabeel was a scholarship student at the University of Texas at Arlington last Fall when he was abruptly deported to Bangladesh with his mother and father. He had been living in the USA since age three and considers himself American. A Facebook page supporting his return to the USA has about 5,000 “like” votes.