‘When is my wife going to be back?’ | Newlyweds separated over immigration issue

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Connor and Karmel Underwood have practically a fairy tale love story, but now it has a bureaucratic villain.

The newlyweds–he’s an Alcoa police office, she’s a senior studying business at Johnson University–are now an ocean apart after a visa paperwork issue forced her to go back to Estonia, with no clear return date in sight.

The two met in 2014. Connor Underwood (now 24) visited Karmel’s native Estonia on a two-week mission trip. They became friends and started texting. A lot.

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