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World's Fastest Banjo Player to be kicked out of Country

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The Guinness Book of World Record's fastest banjo player in the world is looking at being kicked out of the United States.

Johnny Butten and his family moved from England to Hitterdal, M.N., 3 years ago.

He received a visa for his extraordinary musical talent.

His visa is almost up, so the family applied for a green card after the Holiday Season.

Their application has been denied because the Department of Homeland Security no longer recognizes the Guinness World Record as a major international award.

"How can they feel they can suddenly pull the rug out from underneath us now? I still have the same awards. I still have the same accolades. I still have the same skills and experience and technique.... And we've set up a whole new life here." Johnny Butten, World Record Holder, said.

If the Buttens have to leave the country their son, Ben, who is just two months from graduating, would have to complete his schooling elsewhere.

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