Bronx man born in Yemen outraged after being detained at JFK

A Bronx man received a warm welcome home after he says he was detained at John F. Kennedy Airport despite having a US passport.



Ali Rajeh was born in Yemen, but has lived in the Bronx since childhood. Rajeh has spent the last few months in Malaysia where he got married back in October. He says when he heard about President Donald Trump's travel ban he decided it was time to come home.



Rajeh, who is an American citizen, says he was detained at JFK. He says he believes it was because his passport lists the country where he was born. Rajeh says his requests for a phone call and a lawyer were denied. He was let go after four hours without any explanation.



Unfortunately, Rajeh says his wife is still stuck in Malaysia. He fears he won't be able to bring his family to the U.S. because of the ban.


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