04/02/2012 10:35 am ET

Mexican Father Granted Permission To Attend Son's Funeral In The U.S.

ALLENTOWN - An immigration lawyer said a Mexican man will be allowed to enter the United States to bury his 10-year-old son, a U.S. citizen who died in a house fire in Shenandoah.

The Associated Press and Allentown Morning Call reported that Fidelmar "Fidel" Merlos-Lopez initially was barred entry into the country. But his Philadelphia-based lawyer, Elizabeth Surin, told WFMZ-TV that her client was issued a humanitarian parole to attend the funeral.

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