Home Social Border Patrol Denies Rumors Of Agents Detaining Iranians

Border Patrol Denies Rumors Of Agents Detaining Iranians


Officials with Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said in a Sunday night statement that rumors of the agency targeting and detaining Iranian-Americans following a nationwide order are completely false.

Social media posts that CBP is detaining Iranian-Americans and refusing their entry into the U.S. because of their country of origin are false,” said CBP spokesman Mike Friel in a statement, adding “Reports that DHS/CBP has issued a related directive are also false.”


The rumor appears to have originated from the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) which wrote in a Sunday report that “A source at CBP reported that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued a national order to CBP to “report” and detain anyone with Iranian heritage entering the country who is deemed potentially suspicious or “adversarial,” regardless of citizenship status.”

CAIR also claims that over 60 Iranians and Iranian-Americans were detained “at length” at the Peacd Arch Border Crossing in Blaine, Washington, while “Many more were reportedly refused entry to the United States due to a lack of capacity for Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) to detain them.”

The rumor was reported in conjunction with Believers Bail Out, an organization which provides financial support to incarcerated Muslim Americans, per The Hill.

Spokeswoman Hoda Katebi tweeted the report on Sunday.


As The Hill further notes, the unsupported claim was repeated by several prominent Democrats, including Reps. Pramila Jaypal (D-WA) and Barbara Lee (D-CA).


via zerohedge


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here