CANBERRA MAN IN US JAIL OVER VISA BUNGLE FINALLY FREED!
The Canberra man detained in a US jail over that visa bungle has been released!
Baxter Reid was imprisoned last month for overstaying his visa by just 90 minutes.
“It was pretty horrible, I mean you know, at the end of your holiday it’s not really ideal,” Baxter told Channel 7 outside court.
The 26-year-old faced a New York court on Wednesday where he was granted bail and allowed to return to Australia.
“I’m just pretty glad to be out at the moment and thankful that, you know, that everything went according in the end.”
He’s got 120 days to leave the US, but will be able to return at a later date.
Baxter and his girlfriend Heather Kancso will make their way back to Australia within the next two weeks.
“We cannot express how grateful we are for everything and every one of you beautiful souls,” Heather said.
“We really could not have done this without you.”
After Baxter was detained, Heather set up a GoFundMe account to help with legal fees, which raised over $10,000.
“I’m leaving the account running so when Baxter has a chance he can look through it to see all the support he’s received from all of you. We love you all!”