Deportation Hearing For High School Student

WARREN (WWJ) – A hearing Thursday could determine whether a Warren High School student will be able to stay in the U.S. after she graduates in June or be deported to her native Albania.

Ola Kaso is an honor student at Cousino High School and has plans to become a surgeon. Recently, she was accepted to the pre-medical program at the University of Michigan and was named to the Macomb area conference all-acedemic team. 

Now 18-years-old, Kaso is facing possible deportation after she graduates in June. She has lived in the U.S. since she was 4-years-old.

A relative said Kaso and her family were taken advantage of and lied to by a shady attorney upon their arrival in the U.S. nearly 15 years ago.

When Kaso’s family came to the U.S., they applied for political asylum but their request was denied. Due to an attorney’s mistake when filing paperwork, it recently came to light that the family had to be deported.

The family was told they would be allowed to stay in the country until Kaso graduates from high school, but after that they must leave.

Kaso’s brother-in-law Brad Wing, an Oakland County attorney, told the Macomb Daily a hearing is scheduled for Thursday to determine what will happen to Kaso after graduation. Will she be allowed to stay, or will she be deported?

Stay with WWJ Newsradio 950 for updates on this report.


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