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CBP officers were allegedly ordered to stop Iranian or Iranian-born travelers at the Canadian border.


After the drone strike on Iranian General Qasem Soleimani, U.S. border officers at the U.S.-Canadian border were told to stop Iranian travelers for questioning, according to an unnamed officer. Dozens of Americans of Iranian descent were stopped at the port of entry, and some were held for hours and questioned. CBP has so far denied that there was any directive given to officers to target Iranians and said that stories detailing stops were categorically false. The unnamed officer contradicted this and said that the order was in place until the story “hit the national news.” The officer did not provide a copy of the initial directive.

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