Family To Be Reunited After Deportation Sent Wife Back To Poland

CHICAGO (CBS) — Four years after they were separated by deportation, a family is about to be reunited Monday at O’Hare International Airport.

As WBBM Newsradio’s Michele Fiore reports, Janina Wasilewski is scheduled to land at O’Hare on Monday afternoon. Her husband, Tony Wasilewski, tells the Chicago Tribune he probably wouldn’t sleep all night.

LISTEN: WBBM Newsradio’s Michele Fiore reports

Janina was deported in 2007, and had to return to Poland with her son, Brian. Since that time, Tony reportedly slipped into depression, according to the Tribune. The couple’s attorney used that to their advantage.

A rare U.S. government reprieve has allowed Janina to come back to the U.S. six years earlier than the original order by showing Tony suffering from extreme hardship.

Earlier this year, Tony and Janina Wasilewski were the subjects of the documentary, “Tony and Janina’s American Wedding,” depicting their three-year battle to be reunited.

Now, Tony tells the Tribune he feels like he won the lottery.

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