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Friday, April 13, 2018

Leading Australian Muslim activist barred from entering the US | The Independent





"Yassmin Abdel-Magied, the award-winning author and one Australia’s leading female Muslim activists, was barred from entering the US immediately after she landed in the country.



The 27-year-old was set to speak at the PEN World Voices Festival in New York next week.



But after touching down in Minneapolis on Wednesday afternoon, the author who is a fierce critic of Australia's immigration policies said she was detained by border agents. 



“I’m currently at the border and they’ve said I’m being deported," the Australian-Sudanese author tweeted. "This should be fun. What are my rights?



"Interesting facts: within a few minutes  of looking at my case the border security person - Officer Herberg looking at my case she announces: ‘we’re sending you back!’”



They’ve taken my phone, canceled my visa and are deporting me. Will follow up on messages once I understand what’s going on. "



Leading Australian Muslim activist barred from entering the US | The Independent

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