Costa Rican Nicole Pérez Vega, age 28, has been in a coma since February 7th, following what seems like an attack, although details are unknown. She left a friend’s house to take a taxi but was found nearby unconscious and with various injuries.
Her mother has been desperate to get to her in the United States. She was interviewed at the American Embassy on Tuesday and given a humanitarian visa at once to travel on Wednesday without a specific return date.
Her daughter has lived in the United States since November 19, 2021. She is currently in serious condition with a reserved prognosis in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit at Newark University Hospital, in New Jersey.
While the General Directorate of Migration has a social fund to repatriate Costa Ricans in certain circumstances, there’s no fund to help someone visit a relative hospitalized overseas.