Palestinian-Born Harvard Freshman Denied Entry Into U.S. | All In | MSNBC


>>>TODAY 17-YEAR-OLD ISMAIL>>>TODAY 17-YEAR-OLD ISMAIL SHOULD BE SETTLING INTO HIS DORM SHOULD BE SETTLING INTO HIS DORM AT HARVARD UNIVERSITY, ENJOYING AT HARVARD UNIVERSITY, ENJOYING ORIENTATION, GETTING READY FOR ORIENTATION, GETTING READY FOR HIS FIRST DAY OF CLASSES. HIS FIRST DAY OF CLASSES. INSTEAD, HE IS BACK IN LEBANON INSTEAD, HE IS BACK IN LEBANON AFTER THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION AFTER THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION DENIED HIM ENTRY INTO THE DENIED HIM ENTRY INTO THE COUNTRY BECAUSE THEY DIDN’T LIKE COUNTRY BECAUSE THEY DIDN’T LIKE HIS FRIENDS’ SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS, HIS FRIENDS’ SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS, AT LEAST ACCORDING TO HIM. AT LEAST ACCORDING TO HIM. HE IS A PALESTINIAN REFUGEE WHO HE IS A PALESTINIAN REFUGEE WHO LIVES IN LEBANON AND WHO MANAGED LIVES IN LEBANON AND WHO MANAGED TO NOT ONLY GAIN ADMITTANCE TO TO NOT ONLY GAIN ADMITTANCE TO HARVARD UNIVERSITY, BUT ALSO HARVARD UNIVERSITY, BUT ALSO LAND A SCHOLARSHIP FROM THE HOPE LAND A SCHOLARSHIP FROM THE HOPE FUND, WHICH OFFERS MONEY AND FUND, WHICH OFFERS MONEY AND SUPPORT TO UNDERSERVED SUPPORT TO UNDERSERVED PALESTINIAN YOUTH, MANY OF THEM PALESTINIAN YOUTH, MANY OF THEM REFUGEES IN THE MIDDLE EAST WHO REFUGEES IN THE MIDDLE EAST WHO WANT TO STUDY ABROAD. WANT TO STUDY ABROAD. BASICALLY, A LIFE-CHANGING DREAM BASICALLY, A LIFE-CHANGING DREAM COME TRUE. COME TRUE. WHEN HE GOT TO LOGAN AIRPORT IN WHEN HE GOT TO LOGAN AIRPORT IN BOSTON ON FRIDAY NIGHT WITH HIS BOSTON ON FRIDAY NIGHT WITH HIS STUDENT VISA, HE WAS HELD AND STUDENT VISA, HE WAS HELD AND QUESTIONED BY A CUSTOMS AND QUESTIONED BY A CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION OFFICER WHO HE BORDER PROTECTION OFFICER WHO HE SAYS TOOK HIS PHONE AND COMPUTER SAYS TOOK HIS PHONE AND COMPUTER AND SEARCHED HIM FOR HOURS. AND SEARCHED HIM FOR HOURS. IN A STATEMENT TO THE HARVARD IN A STATEMENT TO THE HARVARD CRIMSON NEWSPAPER, HE WROTE THAT CRIMSON NEWSPAPER, HE WROTE THAT AFTER FIVE HOURS, THE CBP AFTER FIVE HOURS, THE CBP OFFICER CALLED ME INTO A ROOM OFFICER CALLED ME INTO A ROOM AND STARTED SCREAMING AT ME. AND STARTED SCREAMING AT ME. SHE SAID SHE FOUND PEOPLE SHE SAID SHE FOUND PEOPLE POSTING POLITICAL POINTS OF VIEW POSTING POLITICAL POINTS OF VIEW THAT OPPOSE THE U.S. ON MY THAT OPPOSE THE U.S. ON MY FRIENDS’ LIST. FRIENDS’ LIST. I RESPONDED THAT I DIDN’T HAVE I RESPONDED THAT I DIDN’T HAVE BUSINESS WITH THE POSTS AND HELD BUSINESS WITH THE POSTS AND HELD I SHOULDN’T BE HELD RESPONSIBLE I SHOULDN’T BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR WHAT OTHERS POST. FOR WHAT OTHERS POST. I HAVE NO SINGLE POST ON MY I HAVE NO SINGLE POST ON MY TIMELINE DISCUSSING POLITICS. TIMELINE DISCUSSING POLITICS. AFTER EIGHT HOURS IN BOSTON, THE AFTER EIGHT HOURS IN BOSTON, THE CVB OFFICER REVOKED HIS VISA AND CVB OFFICER REVOKED HIS VISA AND SEND HIM BACK TO LEBANON. SEND HIM BACK TO LEBANON. HE WAS DEEMED INADMISSIBLE BASED HE WAS DEEMED INADMISSIBLE BASED ON INFORMATION DISCOVERED DURING ON INFORMATION DISCOVERED DURING THE CBP INSPECTION. THE CBP INSPECTION. IN A STATEMENT HARVARD SAID IT IN A STATEMENT HARVARD SAID IT IS WORKING CLOSELY WITH THE IS WORKING CLOSELY WITH THE STUDENT’S FAMILY TO RESOLVE THE STUDENT’S FAMILY TO RESOLVE THE MATTER SO HE CAN JOIN HIS MATTER SO HE CAN JOIN HIS CLASSMATES IN THE COMING DAYS. CLASSMATES IN THE COMING DAYS. BUT ONCE AGAIN, WE HAVE TO ASK BUT ONCE AGAIN, WE HAVE TO ASK THE QUESTION, HOW EXACTLY DOES THE QUESTION, HOW EXACTLY DOES THIS MAKE AMERICA GREAT? THIS MAKE AMERICA GREAT? WHAT SINGLE SOLITARY AMERICAN IS WHAT SINGLE SOLITARY AMERICAN IS HELPED BY THIS? HELPED BY THIS? DOES THIS DO ANYTHING FOR THE DOES THIS DO ANYTHING FOR THE SOYBEAN FARMERS OR THE SOYBEAN FARMERS OR THE STEELWORKERS OR ANYONE ELSE? STEELWORKERS OR ANYONE ELSE? NO, OF COURSE NOT. NO, OF COURSE NOT. OHIO FARMERS GET SOYBEAN OHIO FARMERS GET SOYBEAN TARIFFS, RICH PEOPLE GET TARIFFS, RICH PEOPLE GET BOATLOADS OF TAX CUTS AND A BOATLOADS OF TAX CUTS AND A PALESTINIAN TEENAGER WITH A PALESTINIAN TEENAGER WITH A BRIGHT FUTURE GETS HIS LIFE BRIGHT FUTURE GETS HIS LIFE TURNED UPSIDE DOWN FOR NO TURNED UPSIDE DOWN FOR NO REASON. REASON. THAT’S WHAT MAGA MEANS. THAT’S WHAT MAGA MEANS. AND IT’S NOT JUST THIS ONE CASE. AND IT’S NOT JUST THIS ONE CASE. HARVARD’S PRESIDENT WROTE TO THE HARVARD’S PRESIDENT WROTE TO THE STATE DEPARTMENT IN JULY STATE DEPARTMENT IN JULY COMPLAINING ABOUT THE COMPLAINING ABOUT THE PRESIDENT’S IMMIGRATION PRESIDENT’S IMMIGRATION POLICIES. POLICIES. QUOTE, STUDENTS REPORT QUOTE, STUDENTS REPORT DIFFICULTIES GETTING INITIAL DIFFICULTIES GETTING INITIAL VISAS FROM DELAYS TO DENIALS. VISAS FROM DELAYS TO DENIALS. SCHOLARS HAVE EXPERIENCED DELAYS SCHOLARS HAVE EXPERIENCED DELAYS AND POSTPONEMENTS FOR WHAT HAVE AND POSTPONEMENTS FOR WHAT HAVE BEEN FAMILY VISAS, RENEWALS OF BEEN FAMILY VISAS, RENEWALS OF STATUS OR CLEARANCE FOR STATUS OR CLEARANCE FOR INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL. INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL. ACCORDING TO THE BRENNAN CENTER, ACCORDING TO THE BRENNAN CENTER, QUOTE, WE’RE LIKELY TO SEE MORE QUOTE, WE’RE LIKELY TO SEE MORE AND MORE OF THESE CASES AS THE AND MORE OF THESE CASES AS THE IT IS RAPIDLY EXPANDING ITS IT IS RAPIDLY EXPANDING ITS COLLECTION OF SOCIAL MEDIA COLLECTION OF SOCIAL MEDIA INFORMATION AND USING IT TO INFORMATION AND USING IT TO EVALUATE THE SECURITY RISKS EVALUATE THE SECURITY RISKS POSED BY FOREIGN AND AMERICAN POSED BY FOREIGN AND AMERICAN TRAVELERS. TRAVELERS. THEY MIGHT WANT TO CHECK THEIR THEY MIGHT WANT TO CHECK THEIR SOCIAL MEDIA FEED BECAUSE UNDER SOCIAL MEDIA FEED BECAUSE UNDER DONALD TRUMP, NEARLY ANYTHING

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2 thoughts on “Palestinian-Born Harvard Freshman Denied Entry Into U.S. | All In | MSNBC

  1. Please all you highly qualified young people come to study and work in europe and not in this strange country. We need you here !

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