ABC presenter denied entry to US
Updated: Yassmin Abdel-Magied has been denied entry to the US, after presenting an incorrect visa.
ABC presenter and activist Yassmin Abdel-Magied has been denied entry to the US, after landing in Minneapolis ahead of speaking engagements in New York.
“They’ve taken my phone, cancelled my visa and are deporting me,” she said of border control, via social media.
“Will follow up on messages once I understand what’s going on.”
Officials will not return her passport until she was in another country.
“Roughly three hours since touch down in Minneapolis, I’m on a plane back,” she tweeted.
“Well, guess that tightening of immigration laws business is working, despite my Australian passport. We’re taking off now. What a time.”
Abdel-Magied, who attracted headlines for comments surrounding ANZAC Day, is to present in the view series, Hijabistas! with Yassmin Abdel-Magied.
She also makes her acting debut in SBS on Demand series Homecoming Queens today ….now a somewhat ironic title, perhaps.
Updated: According to News Corp, US Customs and Border Protection this afternoon issued a statement saying Ms Abdel-Magied was turned away because she did not have the correct visa.
“During the inspection, CBP officers determined this individual did not possess the appropriate visa to receive the monetary compensation for the speaking engagements she had planned during her visit to the United States,” it said.
“As such, she was deemed inadmissable to enter the United States for her visit, but was allowed to withdraw her application for admission.”