Thu Feb 21, 2013, 12:40 AM
Purveyor (21,970 posts)
Michael Moore Intervenes When Agents Threaten To Deport Palestinian Director At Airport
An Oscar-nominated Palestinian filmmaker was detained Tuesday and threatened with deportation by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents at Los Angeles International Airport, according to Oscar-winning director Michael Moore.
Moore tweeted early Wednesday morning that Emad Burnat, director of 5 Broken Cameras, a film critical of Israeli West Bank settlements, was put in a holding area with his 8-year-old son “and told they didn’t have the proper invitation to attend the Oscars.”
Moore added that Burnat was “threatened with being sent back to Palestine.”
“Apparently the Immigration & Customs officers couldn’t understand how a Palestinian could be an Oscar nominee,” he continued. “Emad texted me for help.”
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Thu Feb 21, 2013, 01:49 AM
freshwest (48,610 posts)
2. Since when is a 'proper invitation to attend the Oscars' INS regulations?
They were allowed onto a plane coming to the United States, didn't commit a crime on board most likely, but someone didn't like 'em at LAX?
Sounds fishy to me. I don't get into this I/P stuff but I'm glad they had Michael Moore's contact information to get this straightened out.
Had to be miserable for that little boy to be kept there like that, so far away from home despite having his father with him. Good work, MM.