An Iranian cancer researcher who was detained at Boston Airport , sent back to Iran


children's hospital, BostonAn Iranian cancer researcher who was detained at Boston’s Logan International Airport has been sent back to his home country.

U.S. Customs and Border Patrol spokeswoman Stephanie Malin said Mohsen Dehnavi and his family were put on a return flight shortly after 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Dehnavi was arriving in the U.S. to start work at a prominent Boston hospital.

Boston Children’s Hospital said in a statement earlier Tuesday that Dehnavi was prevented from entering the country with his wife and three young children despite holding a J-1 visa for visiting scholars. They arrived at the airport Monday.

The hospital said the reasons for the detention were unclear.

“Boston Children’s hopes that this situation will be quickly resolved and Dr. Dehnavi and his family will be released and allowed to enter the U.S.,” hospital spokesman Rob Graham said in the statement. “The hospital is committed to doing its utmost to support Dr. Dehnavi and his family.”

Malin said the Dehnavis family’s detention was for “reasons unrelated” to President Donald Trump’s executive order on travelers from six predominantly Muslim countries. She said the stop was based on information discovered during the agency’s review. She didn’t elaborate.

But Malin noted that visa applicants “bear the burden of proof” to meet all requirements and can be denied entry for a range of reasons, including health-related issues, criminality or security concerns.

The Supreme Court recently ruled the Trump administration could largely enforce its temporary ban on travelers from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. But the court said the ban can’t block people with a “credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States.”

Some advocacy groups, including the American Civil Liberties Union and the National Iranian American Council, suggested the detention might be a violation of the Supreme Court order.

“The family is very worried,” said Shayan Modarres, a lawyer for the D.C.-based council, which has been in contact with the family. “If it is a minor paperwork issue, then something needs to be told to the family so they can resolve it.”

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14 responses to “An Iranian cancer researcher who was detained at Boston Airport , sent back to Iran”

  1. Iran’s national airline for the first time led by woman President Hassan Rouhani uses the appointment of women to key positions to demonstrate to the international community the liberalism of the ayatollah regime

    1. Rascal Avatar

      There is no liberalism in Iranian society. It is banned like everything else. Sucks to be Iranian unless you are a lucky Iranian that can support mullah oppression from a liberal country. So many hypocrites.

      1. Steve Paul Avatar
        Steve Paul

        Ain’t it the truth.

  2. He was a fraud. He was a basij who was trying to enter the country as a spy.

  3. The only Iranians that should be allowed into civilized countries are secular liberals persecuted by the mullahs. The rest can stay home and enjoy public hangings.

    1. Scradje Avatar

      Some years back a wealthy friend of mine married an Iranian. She was charming, a great flatterer and a tremendous raconteur. After about 6 months, she started ranting randomly about Israel and da jooz. The usual stuff: 9/11 was a CIA/Mossad false flag etc etc ad nauseoum. He was surprised at this as she had told him she was Zoroastrian. Her and her parents’ original asylum claim had been based on religious persecution. It turned out to be a professional con job of course. They were muzloids who just wanted all the usual stuff: free home, free money, free health etc. of course the woman turned out to be a total psycho.

      1. Sounds like a ready scenario for a horror movie. Too bad it could never be made in our politically correct times.

      2. That story reminds me of “da jooz” who shed crocodiles tears and lied about being Holohoax survivors to make a buck.

      3. crudje, foolish example from ur stupid troll experience

  4. Iran’s state television star Azadeh Namdari was in the center of the scandal after she was photographed on vacation in Switzerland in a training suit and with a bottle of beer in her hand.

    Namdari is known as a zealous supporter of the Islamic way of life. She not only wears the hijab constantly – in her interviews the TV presenter talks about the advantages of traditional virtues.

    According to her, only wearing a veil, a woman can feel safe and claim the respect of men. “This is a real blessing, without it I feel naked,” she told in an interview three years ago.

    After the publication of photos, Azade was accused of hypocrisy. She published an answer according to which she was on vacation surrounded by her closest relatives, which does not require a strict dress code, and the hijab just fell from her shoulders. She did not say why she drank beer.

    Many Internet users noted that the problem is not that she was dressed as a European, but that she lied about her piety. “Azadeh is a worthy representative of our elite, they shout” Death to America “and send their children to study in the US,” wrote an Iranian

  5. Rascal Avatar

    As it turns out the good Dr. is a Hezbollah agent and now Iran feels brave enough to declare its very own :Hezbollah of America” terrorist cell that is ready for terrorist operations. It is very soon time that the USA will be forced to hit Iran because they just don’t want to stop their terrorism. Hitting the head of the snake is the only way to kill it fast.

  6. Hannibal Avatar

    Here you have it… He could have cured McCain.

  7. Steve Paul Avatar
    Steve Paul

    Good call by the US. This Basij doctor should take his sorry ass back home to Iran.

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