Canadian NRI denied entry to US, told ‘You’re been Trumped’

An Indian origin Canadian citizen was barred from entering the US and told to get a immigrant visa if she wanted to cross the border.

Manpreet Kooner, who lives in Candian city of Montreal, said she was refused entry at a crossing along the Quebec-Vermont border after a six-hour wait where she was fingerprinted, photographed and questioned before being refused.

Ms Kooner, 39, said that the officials told her that she was an immigrant without a valid US visa, and claimed that the border agent told her, “I know you might feel like you’re being Trumped”.

Last time she had an issue entering the US was in December last year when a computer glitch prevented her from crossing into New York State for 24 hours.

US President Donald Trump is facing criticism over an executive order that temporarily banned the entry of refugees and travellers from six Muslim-majority countries. He later issued a revised travel order excluded Iraq from the list and applied restriction only to new visa applicants. It also removed an indefinite ban on all refugees from Syria.