Sick People


When Fazle Rabbi, heard that his 84-year-old father was sick, maybe dying, he, his wife, and their two young sons got on the first plane they could from Australia to Los Angeles. But when they arrived, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized them, held them for 24 hours while interrogating them and searching their belongings. Finally, they put them back on a plane to Sydney, without allowing him to see his father. The Rabbis said officers accused them of wanting to stay in the United States illegally.