"Mumbai Attacks" Widow Facing Immigration Hassles in Brooklyn

Monday, Mar 22, 2010  |  Updated 10:26 AM EDT
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"Mumbai Attacks" Widow Facing Immigration Hassles in Brooklyn

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Mumbai's largest railway station, also known as Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, was one of several locations targeted by multiple coordinated terrorist attacks which began on Nov. 26 and ended on Nov. 29 after armed counter-offensives against the terrorists by National Security Guards and police.

An Israeli woman whose husband was killed in the 2008 Mumbai attacks faces restrictions on her time in the United States.

The 37-year-old Frumet Teitelbaum has eight children, ages 2 to 14, all American citizens. The children live with her late husband's family in Borough Park, Brooklyn.

According to her attorney Michael Wildes, Teitelbaum has been cited for overusing her visitor's visa while visiting them. Authorities say she must leave the U.S. again early next month or face possible deportation.

Immigration and customs officials said they could not discuss her case.

Her husband, Rabbi Leibish Teitelbaum, was a U.S. citizen who lived in Jerusalem. He died when gunmen on a three-day rampage struck the ultra-Orthodox Chabad-Lubavitch movement's center in Mumbai.

"Nobody in her situation should be worried about legal affairs or papers, and should not be treated int his fashion," Wildes told The Post. "I have fair that the immigration authorities will do the right thing."

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