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Published: Wed, September 16, 2020 11:19 AM Updated: Wed, September 16, 2020 11:43 AM
Oklahoma City violinist Angelica Pereira is featured on the latest episode of OKC Mayor David Holt's "City Hall Sessions" music series.
As previously reported, Pereira is a violinist with the Oklahoma City Philharmonic and a music teacher and conductor with the nonprofit El Sistema Oklahoma, a respected after-school program that serves more than 200 underserved Oklahoma City Public Schools students. She has lived in OKC for 12 years.
A native of Colombia, Pereira has become entangled in immigration issues complicated by the coronavirus pandemic. Her application for permanent residency has been denied, her work visa has expired, and she is legally required to leave the U.S. and return to her native country - which she can't do because international flights to Colombia are currently grounded.
"Oklahoma City is my home. I …