Bride's parents denied visas to attend wedding in Florida

Posted at 9:24 AM, Apr 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-05 15:06:22-04

HUDSON, Fla. -- An engaged couple in Florida is facing heartache as the bride's parents struggle to attend their daughter's wedding.

Adam Romano and Yili Lin are getting married April 28. 

Adam's mom, Fran Romano, says her future in-laws live in Shanghai and have been denied travel visas twice by the U.S. State Department. "I've been crying quite a bit. and, um, very upset over it."

Romano says the State Department claims the bride's parents did not prove they'd leave the U.S. after the 30-day visa expired.

The bride's mother and father claim they filled out the proper paperwork and paid $2,000 in application fees and trips to the American embassy in China.

The families have been working with Senator Bill Nelson's office in Washington to try and cut through red tape.

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