Saheed had seemingly simple plans for life with his wife Azeezat: buy a house in Houston, move in together and eventually have children.
He is 32, a United States citizen, and has lived almost half his life in this country. He met Azeezat through his aunt who lives in Nigeria. They first bonded over the fact that he’s a pharmacist and she’s a doctor.
“It’s just a friendship that blossomed into love and led to marriage,” he says.
After getting married in Nigeria a year ago, they applied for Azeezat’s visa to join Saheed in the U.S. Their paperwork was in order, and all they had to do was wait.