Yassmin Abdel-Magied Has Been Deported From The United States

Ms Abdel Magied said US officials had'taken my phone cancelled my visa and are deporting

Ms Abdel Magied said US officials had'taken my phone cancelled my visa and are deporting

Ms Abdel-Magied boarded a plane bound for Amsterdam, tweeting: "Those who say the world is borderless are those who have the right colour passports - or birthplace".

"At the end of the day, it is unusual for an Australian citizen to not be granted a visa to go into the United States, but I simply don't know the details behind this particular case", he told reporters.

'Interesting facts: within a few minutes of looking at my case the border security person - Officer Herberg looking at my case she announces: "We're sending you back!".

New York Times reporter Isabella Kwai, who spoke to Abdel-Magied before her departure from Minneapolis, said that the border agents denied the activist entry into the us because the "B1/B2 visitor visa" she was issued "was the wrong visa for speakers, although she's entered on it before to speak at events".

'They've taken my phone, cancelled my visa and are deporting me, ' she said.

Abdel-Magied and her family arrived in Australia when she was two and since then she has devoted her extraordinary energy and talent to make Australia a better place for Muslims.

New York Times journalist Isabella Kwai has tweeted that she saw Abdel-Magied before she was deported back to London, confirming that Abdel-Magied was deported as her B1/B2 Visitor visa was considered "the wrong visa for speaking events, although she's entered on it before to speak at events". "What a time.", she said in a tweet. "We all have ways of dealing with situations", she said.

"The very goal of the PEN World Voices Festival, founded after 9/11 to sustain the connectedness between the United States and the wider world, is in jeopardy at a time when efforts at visa bans and tightened immigration restrictions threaten to choke off vital channels of dialogue that are protected under the First Amendment right to receive and impart information through in-person cultural exchange", the PEN America CEO added.

A B-1 visitor visa allows foreign citizens to travel to the U.S.to attend a scientific, educational, professional or business convention or conference, according to the State Department's Consular Bureau. We're taking off now.

The controversial activist, who moved from Australia to the United Kingdom in 2017, said USA authorities cancelled her visa and took her passport and phone.

The 27-year-old wrote on Twitter on Thursday that she had her phone and passport taken and her visa cancelled upon arrival into the USA city of Minneapolis in Minnesota, before being placed on a plane home.

Ms Abdel-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 was named 2007 young Australian Muslim of the year.

She is based in London.

PEN America's CEO Suzanne Nossel released a statement yesterday in response to the incident, describing PEN's mission and pointing out the very goal of Abdel-Magied's appearance was to advocate for Muslim women and girls.

She later moved to the U.K.in response to the episode, saying she had felt betrayed by Australia and branding herself the country's "most publicly hated Muslim".

The final destination of Abdel-Magied's return flight was unclear, and she did not return HuffPost's request for comment late Wednesday.

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