I reported yesterday that Muhammad Ali Jr. was detained by immigration offcials at a Florida airport after an overseas trip.
Today, at an airport in Houston, Henry Russo, A French historian, was detained for 10 hours.
I confirm. I have been detained 10 hours at Houston Itl Airport about to be deported. The officer who arrested me was "inexperienced" https://t.co/SdIKWKQbnr— Henry Rousso (@Henry_Rousso) February 26, 2017
The Egyptian-born Jewish scholar, a senior researcher at the French National Center for Scientific Research, is a specialist on French World War Two history and the Holocaust-era.
Officials at Texas A&M University, where Russo was scheduled to speak, said he was going to be returned to Paris as an illegal alien "due to a visa misunderstanding".
The university stopped the deportation with help from a law professor.
Clearly, word has gone out that "extreme vetting" is to take place, despite the fact that no Executive Order is in place.
Russo and Ali are high profile and are reported in the news. One wonders how many others are subject to "extreme vetting."
And there is this report from a Target Liberty reader:
I was not detained but I was encumbered at an airport for more than 1 hour last week just for a 1 hour domestic flight between California cities.-RW