Boxing legend Muhammad Ali’s son remained about two hours in custody of security forces after arresting at a Florida airport when discovered with Islam religion.
Chris Mancini, lawyer for the legendary boxer Muhammad Ali told media reporters that immigration officers at a Florida airport had taken into custody Ali Jr. and asked a lot question when found him out a Muslim.
The 44-year-old Ali Jr. arrived at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on 7 February along with his mother Khalilah Camacho-Ali, who is second wife of the Louisville, KY based renowned boxer, both were coming back home after visiting Jamaica.
Nonetheless, immigration officers asked questions such as ‘Are you Muslim?’ and ‘Where did you get your name from’ during their two-hour longer meeting, told Mancini.
Ali Jr. was born in Philadelphia as well owns a United States nationality, whereas when asked US Customs and Border Protection officers about their act, answered saying it is their job to investigate international travelers who arrive in America as part of the CBP inspection.
Security officials didn’t let know the mother of Ali Jr. where they kept him for two hours, Chris Mancini added, his client believes suing Homeland Security and the US Treasury over the occurrence, even may file the lawsuit as a class action.
Lawyer for Ali Jr. considers the whole matter that indicates at a larger issue of discrimination and profiling. He had to face immigration officers’ inspection just after four days a federal judge announced block immigration ban that launched by current United States President Donald Trump.
Trump’s travel ban applied on Muslims belonging seven mainly Muslim countries as Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen, entering United States of America. American Customs and Border Protections had refused question regarding individual travelers.