WASHINGTON (Reuters) — U.S. immigration officials on Monday deported an Iranian student headed to a Boston university despite efforts by the American Civil Liberties Union and other advocates to block the removal. The case had raised new questions about fair treatment of Iranians by immigration authorities under the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump. Doyle rejected that allegation and said a summary of Abadi’s interview with border authorities suggested confusion over his father’s identity. Boston-based U.S. District Judge Allison Burroughs halted Abadi’s removal on Monday for 48 hours after an emergency petition filed by the ACLU. The DHS official said Abadi already had boarded a flight to leave the United States at that point.
Source: Egypt Independent January 21, 2020 22:30 UTC