FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — A lawyer says the son of legendary boxer Muhammad Ali was detained by immigration officers at a Florida airport.
Chris Mancini tells the Courier-Journal in Louisville, Kentucky that forty four-yr-previous Muhammad Ali Jr. and his mom Khalilah Camacho-Ali, the second spouse of Muhammad Ali, arrived at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Worldwide Airport on Feb. 7 after coming back from Jamaica.
Mancini says officers questioned Ali Jr. for almost two hours, repeatedly asking him, “The place did you get your identify from?” and “Are you Muslim?”
Mancini says officers continued questioning Ali Jr. after acknowledging that he was Muslim. Ali Jr. was born in Philadelphia and holds a U.S. passport.
U.S. Customs and Border Safety officers say they “can’t talk about particular person vacationers; nevertheless, all worldwide vacationers arriving within the U.S. are topic to CBP inspection.”