Richi Lesley, right, is pictured with his wife, Jessica, and two children, Mason, 10, and Wylie, 8, with Sen. Roger Wicker. When Wicker was still a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, he helped draft private legislation, H.R. 712, which granted Lesley permanent residence in the U.S.

A long, unexpected journey to citizenship: Caledonia grad fights deportation, connects years later with South Korean siblings

In 2000, Richi James Lesley was enrolled in his final year at Mississippi State University when he learned something about himself that changed his life.



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