The son of legendary boxer Muhammad Ali was detained for hours by immigration officials earlier this month at a Florida airport, according to a family friend.
Muhammad Ali Jr., 44, and his mother, Khalilah Camacho-Ali, the first wife of Muhammad Ali, were arriving at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on Feb. 7 after returning from speaking at a Black History Month event in Montego Bay, Jamaica. They were pulled aside while going through customs because of their Arabic-sounding names, according to family friend and lawyer Chris Mancini.
Immigration officials let Camacho-Ali go after she showed them a photo of herself with her ex-husband, but her son did not have such a photo and wasn’t as lucky. Mancini said officials held and questioned Ali Jr. for nearly two hours, repeatedly asking him, “Where did you get your name from?” and “Are you Muslim?”
U.S. immigration authorities are barring entry to a 21-year-old Syrian cinematographer who worked on a harrowing film about his nation’s civil war, The White Helmets, that has been nominated for an Academy Award.
According to internal Trump administration correspondence seen by The Associated Press, the Department of Homeland Security has decided at the last minute to block Khaled Khateeb from traveling to Los Angeles for the Oscars.
Khateeb was scheduled to arrive Saturday in Los Angeles on a Turkish Airlines flight departing from Istanbul. But his plans have been upended after U.S. officials reported finding “derogatory information” regarding Khateeb.
mike pence went to see hamilton, a play by, for and about immigrants. the current lead is javier muñoz, a gay, hiv+, latino man. and SOMEHOW pence was surprised that the people there don’t like him. mr “jail gays for applying for marriage licenses.” mr “divert all federal funding from hiv treatment and prevention and put it towards mandatory conversion therapy.” that guy.
larrikin, part time smug-mug. I can imagine the lip bite comes out all the time; embarrassed, wiring some explosives/joy and concentration - not to mention messin’ with ‘Hog satisfaction. Just a continuing doodle of my take on mask-less Mako and Jamie being casual.