HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. (CBS4) – The federal government has denied an extension of a man’s work visa. Anthony Wanjiru used to work for Valor Christian High School in its IT department.

Wanjiru is from Kenya.

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Anthony Wanjiru (credit: CBS)

Students say he’s a big part of their community. They even campaigned for him to stay.

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Colorado Senators Michael Bennett and Cory Gardner also looked into the situation to see what they could do, but the efforts were unsuccessful.

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Wanjiru is scheduled to leave for Kenya on Wednesday.