Wrangell welcomes back Filipino family after visa reshuffle
November 30, 2017
After being kept away for most of the year while a petition for residency was processed, the Balansag family returned to Wrangell earlier this month.
The Balansags – Vincent, wife Lynn, and children Jade, Lee and Chrysalis – have been calling Wrangell home since January 2011. They first moved here from the Philippines – an island nation off the coast of East Asia – after Vincent found employment at the local hospital, where he still works as a medical technician.
His three-year work visa had been renewed in 2014, but was set to expire at the start of 2017. For the family to stay on...