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Parents of slain USC student unable to enter U.S. for almost a week
Parents of slain USC student unable to enter U.S. for almost a week

The parents of a slain USC student from China are expected to arrive in Los Angeles late Wednesday, their trip delayed for almost a week because the U.S. visa system crashed, according to a family friend. Xianren Kong, the family friend, said in a statement on the couple’s behalf that their biggest wish now is to claim the body of their only child. “They have had to cancel their airline tickets several times,” he said. A State Department official said she was prohibited from commenting specifically about the couple's case, but she acknowledged that problems with the system that processes non-immigrant visas had caused a “significant document backlog.”...

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