07.02.21

AFTER MAJOR PUSH, SCHUMER ANNOUNCES: U.S. VISA HAS BEEN OBTAINED FOR 2 YEAR OLD ALTA FIXSLER, ALLOWING HER TO TRAVEL TO THE UNITED STATES TO CONTINUE HER MEDICAL CARE; ALTA WAS IN GRAVE DANGER AFTER UK COURT RULED TO DISCONTINUE HER CARE, AGAINST FAMILY’S WISHES

Schumer Penned Urgent Letter To British Ambassador To USA, Urging All Health Decisions Against Family’s Wishes Be Suspended Until The Visa Process Was Complete

Schumer’s Office Has Been Working Around-The-Clock To Secure The Visa For Alta, Whose Father Is An American Citizen, So She Could Travel To The U.S. For Continued Medical Care

Today U.S. Senator Charles Schumer announced that the visa for Alta has been urgently approved and obtained, which will allow her and her U.S. citizen father, Mr. Abraham Fixsler to travel to the United States and receive care.

Alta Fixsler is a 2 year old girl that has been on life support since birth at a Manchester hospital in the United Kingdom. In May, the High Court ruled that her care could be withdrawn, against the wishes of her family. As a result, the family pursued taking Alta abroad to continue her care. With Schumer’s intervention, the visa has been secured.

“All the Fixsler’s want is to follow their faith and get their little girl the best care in the process,” said U.S. Senator Charles Schumer. “The images of little Alta make your heart melt and to know just how much her parents love her inspires us to do all we can to ensure her best chance. Aside from this federal action of securing a visa, I also offer my most fervent prayers to her and her family."

Last month, Senator Schumer sent a letter to the British Ambassador to the USA, Karen Pierce, regarding Alta Fixsler’s case, urging that all health decisions against the wishes of the family be suspended until the U.S. visa process was complete. Schumer’s worked around the clock on the case. At the time of the letter, Schumer’s office was in the process of obtaining U.S. travel documents for Alta.

Senator Schumer’s urgent letter to the British Ambassador to the USA appears below:

Dear Madam Ambassador:

I am writing regarding the case of Alta Fixsler. My office is currently in the process of obtaining U.S. citizenship documents for Alta. I urge that all health decisions that are against the wishes of the family be suspended until the citizenship process is complete and Alta can travel to the U.S. with her U.S. citizen father, Mr. Abraham Fixsler.

Sincerely,

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer



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