Hania Aguilar's father denied temporary visa to enter US for funeral

Hania Aguilar (WTVD photo)

The father of Hania Aguilar has been denied a temporary visa, which would have let him enter the United States to attend his daughter's funeral, despite hundreds of thousands of online requests.

Last week, an online petition surfaced which requested that officials allow him to come to America from Guatemala to say his final goodbyes to his 13-year-old daughter after she was kidnapped and killed in November.

The father's attorney, Naimeh Salem, told WSOC that the visa was denied because "he doesn't have enough ties to the country."

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