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Tue Jan 28, 2020, 08:06 AM Jan 2020

Iranian w/a student visa was detained at Detroit airport. he 'gave up' after hrs of questioning

An Iranian with a student visa was detained at the Detroit airport. His lawyer says he 'gave up' after hours of questioning

(CNN)An Iranian PhD student who'd planned to continue his studies at Michigan State University was detained by Customs and Border Protection at Detroit Metro Airport and is being sent back to Iran, his attorney told CNN on Monday.

Alireza Yazdani, 27, was on a flight leaving Detroit on Monday, a day after he was detained and questioned by authorities, his attorney Bradley Maze said.

Yazdani's removal comes a week after another Iranian who'd arrived with a student visa was detained and denied entry into the US at Boston's Logan International Airport.

Immigrant rights advocates have said they're concerned students are being targeted as tensions mount between the United States and Iran. The American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts said last week that at least 10 students had been sent back to Iran upon arriving to US airports since August, with seven of them having flown into the Boston airport.

He was set to continue studying in an agricultural sciences doctoral program at Michigan State.

What was it Twitler tweeted recently, in Farsi even, about being in solidarity with the Iranian people??
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