Unfortunate circumstances is keeping a Texas woman in Canada away from her husband and five young children.

In December, Maria Froese came to Winkler for her father's funeral and in not being allowed to return to the United States.


Froese has lived in Texas for 15 years and will be stuck here, indefinitely until she receives her green card.


She says she is now trying to contact lawyers from Texas and here in Canada to help her resolve the situation.


At this time, there has been no indication as to when she'll be able to return home to her family.

Froese is the only one in her family that is not a U.S. citizen.


She says around 1992 she began the process to apply for her green card however, has yet to receive it despite taking all the proper actions.