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  • A UK Mrs World contestant denied permission to fly to the US; she believes her visa was refused because she was born in Syria

    This stinks. Interview at second link.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-humber-59896728
    Mrs World: Beauty queen's US visa 'refused due to Syria link'
    Published 2 days ago
    A UK beauty queen denied permission to fly to the US to compete in a global pageant says she believes her visa was refused because she was born in Syria.

    Leen Clive, 29, from Hessle, East Yorkshire, is due to represent the United Kingdom in the Mrs World final.

    The trainee NHS doctor said her family's visas to visit Las Vegas were granted but hers was not as she was born in Damascus.

    US officials said they could not comment on Mrs Clive's case.

    https://www.arabnews.com/node/2000431/world
    British beauty queen says she was denied US entry over Syrian roots
    Updated 08 January 2022

    Arab News
    • Leen Clive, born in Damascus, was due to represent UK in Mrs World final in Las Vegas
    • My husband and my baby girl had their visas granted, but mine was refused — the only difference is my place of birth’

    LONDON: A British beauty queen originally from Syria believes she was banned from entering the US because of the country of her birth.
    Leen Clive, a trainee doctor, was due to represent the UK at the final of the Mrs World competition in Las Vegas on Jan. 15.
    Clive, 29, who was born in Damascus and arrived in England in 2013, said her family’s visa applications had all been approved but hers was rejected.

    “I applied with a British passport. I am representing Britain and I’m a British citizen, so I had no idea I’d be banned from the US,” Clive told the BBC...
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      But look who they do allow in. 20 years later and the database is still broken.

      https://thepostmillennial.com/breaki...-he-entered-us
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      Ask Congress to Investigate COVID Origins and Government Response to Pandemic H.R. 834

      i love myself. the quietest. simplest. most powerful. revolution ever. ---- nayyirah waheed

      (My posts are not intended as advice or professional assessments of any kind.)
      Never forget Excalibur.

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