Prominent French Jewish Holocaust Expert Detained And Almost DEPORTED From Houston Airport, Thank You Donald Trump!

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Immigration authorities came close to deporting an Egyptian-born French Jewish Holocaust-era scholar on his way to speak at a symposium at Texas A&M.

Henry Rousso was detained for ten hours starting Wednesday evening in Houston. The university enlisted one of its law professors who specializes in immigrant rights to intervene, The Eagle, a news site covering the Bryan-College Station area, where the university is located, reported on Saturday.

The newspaper reported that there was a “misunderstanding” regarding Rousso’s visa, leading authorities to classify him as an illegal alien.

Rousso confirmed his ordeal on Twitter.

“I confirm,” he said Saturday. “I have been detained 10 hours at Houston International Airport about to be deported. The officer who arrested me was ‘inexperienced’.”

It’s not clear what led to Rousso’s detention and near-deportation; Egypt is not among the Muslim-majority countries listed.

Rousso, on Twitter, said he saw others while he was in detention.

“Thank you so much for your reactions,” he said. “My situation was nothing compared to some of the people I saw who couldn’t be defended as I was.”

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