Medical Student Denied Entry by Customs and Border Patrol. Deported Shortly After Landing.
CBP confirmed the removal of a first year medical student from Saudi Arabia, with a Sudanese Passport.
The medical student-resident, who was lawfully in the United States, left to visit family in Saudi Arabia for a short break. When landing in New York, she presented her Sudanese passport, valid visa, and other required documents. Given that Sudan is on the Trump Travel Ban list, the student was forced to leave the country. Her flight back to Saudi Arabia took off minutes before a federal judge in New York put a temporary stay on turning back people in such situations.
Read the ProPublica article, “Hours After Landing in U.S., Cleveland Clinic Doctor Forced to Leave by Trump’s Order.”
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