Australian Activist Abdel-Magied Deported From US

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Sydney (April 12, 2018): An Australian writer and Muslim activist has claimed on Thursday that she was refused entry to the United States and put on a plane home after arriving for a speaking engagement.

Yassmin Abdel-Magied, an advocate for youth, women and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, said she was stopped by border officials and ordered out of the country.Image result for Yassmin Abdel-Magied gets deported from US“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.”

Abdel-Magied was due to appear in New York to discuss online hate against Muslim women at an April 18 forum organised by PEN International, a freedom of expression organisation.

She said authorities took her phone and passport and cancelled her visa. It was not immediately clear why they took the action.Image result for Yassmin Abdel-Magied gets deported from USAbdel-Magied, a 27-year-old former Queensland state Young Australian of the Year and mechanical engineer, was born in Sudan but migrated to Australia in 1992. She moved to London last year.

Australia´s Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs Minister Alan Tudge said US visas were a decision for the American government.

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