Harvard student gets into US after entry denied over friends' social media posts

CNET | 9/6/2019 | Sean Keane
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A Harvard student couldn't get into the country because his friends posted "political points of view that oppose the US."

Ismail Ajjawi, the incoming Harvard student who was denied entry into the US, has made it to class after all.

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On Aug. 23, Ajjawi was turned away at Boston's Logan Airport after being questioned for hours and ultimately had his visa canceled after immigration officials searched his phone and laptop, according to The Harvard Crimson. He returned home to Lebanon that weekend.

That was apparently the result of the US government's probing of visa applicants' social media profiles. After the search, an officer questioned the 17-year-old, who got a scholarship to study in the US, about his friends' social media activity and told him she'd found some "posting political points of view that oppose the US," the student paper noted. Despite Ajjawi's protests, the officer denied the...
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