28 February, 2003

You're Being Deported, Hoser

Apparently, the US Government (specifically, the INS), has the authority to deport Canadian citizens back to whatever country they originally came from. This has certainly come as a shock to the Canadians. (Not to mention the guy who got deported!)

Mr. Arar, a Canadian citizen born in Syria, was on his way to Montreal from Tunisia when he made a stopover at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport on Sept. 26. He was arrested by the INS, questioned for nine hours without a lawyer, jailed for more than two weeks and deported to Syria, all without the knowledge of the Canadian government.

UPDATE: Make that two people. What fun!

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