The son of Muhammad Ali detained by immigration officials at Forida airport – Move To America
Home / News / The son of Muhammad Ali detained by immigration officials at Forida airport

The son of Muhammad Ali detained by immigration officials at Forida airport

Muhammad Ali in 1966

The son of legendary boxer Muhammad Ali was detained for many hours at the Florida Airport earlier this month by the immigration officials. This news was made public by a family friend.

According to the source, Muhammad Ali Jr., 44, and his mother, Khalilah Camacho-Ali, which is the second wife of Muhammad Ali, were both arriving at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport back on February 7 after returning from speaking at a Black History Month event in Montego Bay, Jamaica.

At the passing point, the immigration officials let Camacho-Ali pass only after she showed them a photo of herself with her ex-husband. Unfortunately, since the son didn’t have any proof with him, he was detained. According to Mancini, officials held and questioned Ali Jr. for nearly two hours. They were constantly asking him: “Where did you get your name from?” and “Are you Muslim?” The thing is, Ali Jr. was born in Philadelphia in 1972 and holds a U.S. passport, despite the fact he is a Muslim.

According to Mancini, the line of questioning is indicative of profiling and designed to produce answers that corroborate what officials want to hear. Neither Camacho-Ali nor Ali Jr. have ever been subjected to detainment before.

Build your new life in the U.S.
Start Here

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *