Iraq-born Irish man denied entry to US because of ‘birthplace’

Thu, 2022-06-23 19:30

LONDON: An Iraq-born Irish national was stopped by border officials from traveling to the US because he was born in Iraq, The Independent reported.

Hurler Aboud al-Jumeli was preparing for a flight from Dublin, Ireland, to Atlanta on Wednesday.

The US and Ireland share a pre-clearance scheme for travel, which allows travelers to clear immigration checks prior to departure.

But before his trip, Al-Jumeli, an Irish citizen who travels on an Irish passport, received an email from US officials warning him that his ESTA application had been rejected.

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