'Let Him In': Boston Protesters Rally For Iranian Student Detained at Airport

Protesters gathered at Boston Logan International Airport on January 20 to support Mohammad Shahab Dehghani Hossein, an Iranian student detained by US Customs and Border Protection, reports said. He was later deported.

Dehghani, 24, is a student at Northeastern University and had an F1 visa to study in the United States, reports said. But when Dehghani tried entering the US on January 19, he was taken into “secondary inspection” and refused entry.

According to reports, when Dehghani arrived in Boston and was taken into secondary inspection, his visa was revoked. Protesters arrived at the airport to call for his admission to the country, and a petition to stay was filed by his lawyers and the ACLU on Monday. But Dehghani was deported and removed from the country by Tuesday morning, reports said.

Northeastern University said they are aware of the situation and have “been in touch with federal officials to learn more about this case and to provide our student with the appropriate assistance to facilitate a successful return to Northeastern.” Credit: Answer Coalition Boston via Storyful