Widow of Rabbi killed in Mumbai attacks given US residency

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
August 5, 2010 16:47

The Israeli widow of Rabbi Leibish Teitelbaum, who was killed in the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks, was granted legal residency in the United States last week.

Michael Wildes told the New York Post that his client, Frumet Teitelbaum, can remain in the US permanently.

Teitelbaum was stopped at John F. Kennedy International Airport in March after arriving from Israel, where she lived. She had come to visit her eight American-born children, who were staying with her late husband's family in Brooklyn. She was stopped for overusing her visitor's visa.

Wildes says Teitelbaum obtained a green card under a post 9/11 law that allows families of terror victims the right to permanent residency.

Rabbi Leibish Teitelbaum died after gunmen struck the Chabad-Lubavitch movement's center in Mumbai during a three-day rampage.


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