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Iran student deported by customs after federal judge granted emergency stay
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Iran student deported by customs after federal judge granted emergency stay

US Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) have deported Shahab Dehghani, an Iranian Student at Northeastern, after Federal Judge Allison Burroughs issued a 48-hour emergency stay when the student was detained at Boston Logan Airport on Sunday.

While Dehghani was detained, attorneys filed an emergency suit to prevent his deportation. The suit claims that the student had obtained a proper F-1 student visa before entering the US. Protesters simultaneously gathered at the airport to support Dehghani. However, according to CNN and the ACLU, he was deported on Tuesday morning anyway.

Officials at Northeastern University claim to be seeking answers regarding their student’s removal from the country. Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) also spoke out, saying that “CBP hastily put Shahab on a flight out of Boston Logan [without] due process, violating a court order. We won’t stand for this in the [Masacusett’s seventh congressional district].”

US Customs and Border Patrol has not released a statement.