There are now questions surrounding the citizenship of Christian convert Rifqa Bary.
Bary, 17, fled to Florida from her home in Columbus, Ohio, to escape what she said were threats from her parents that she would be killed for leaving Islam to for Christianity.
After several court appearances, Florida Judge Daniel P. Dawson ordered Bary's case be returned to Ohio for a final ruling.
Dawson, however, ruled that the move would not take place until Bary's family produced valid immigration papers.
Now, there are several reports that those papers may not exist and the family could be in the country illegally.
A gag order has been issued on the case, making it hard to determine the status of the ruling.
CBN News spoke with Regent University family law professor Lynne Kohm about the case and what could happen to Bary if the immigration papers are not presented.
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