Houston immigrant doctors given 24 hours to leave the U.S., then a reprieve
Immigrant couple given 24-hour notice to return to homeland
By Lomi Kriel
(Houston Chronicle) -Doctors Pankaj Satija, right, and his wife Monika Ummat, left, talk to media about their immigration case at the Quan Law Group Thursday, March 30, 2017, in Houston. Satija and Ummat are facing possible immediate return to India.
On Wednesday afternoon, Dr. Pankaj Satija and his wife, both immigrants from India living and working legally in Houston, were abruptly told by immigration officials they had 24 hours to leave the United States. A new policy, they were told, no longer allowed them to extend their temporary permission to stay while they waited for permanent authorization.