Whether its the controversial immigration ban, or the Muslim ban involved, it seems U.S. President Donald Trump's attempt at new laws is still having a negative effect. Muhammad Ali Jr., son of the late great boxer, Muhammed Ali, was returning home from Montego Bay, Jamaica on February 7 with his mother, Khalilah Camacho-Ali. On arrival at Fort Lauderdale International Airport, Ali, Jr. was detained and questioned for almost two hours. Yahoo! News reports that Khalilah was allowed to pass through, after showing a photo of herself with her famous ex-husband, but Ali Jr.

had no such proof of his lineage. He was questioned repeatedly about his name, with officials asking him if he was Muslim. Matters got even worse when Ali, Jr. told the customs officials that he was, indeed, a practicing Muslim, causing the officers to repeatedly question him about his place of birth and his religion.

Son of Muhammad Ali is U.S. born and raised

Ali Jr., 44, was born in Philadelphia, U.S.A. back in 1972 and carries a United States passport. Reportedly he has no criminal record, and yet airport officials insisted on keeping him detained for hours for no good reason. A former federal prosecutor and family friend, Chris Mancini, told the media that this was an outrage.

Mancini said he doesn’t know what is going on with President Trump’s claim that the ban is not based on religion.

According to Mancini, the U.S. does not discriminate against people based on their religion, and the actions taken were a clear violation of the recent court order, overturning Trump’s immigration ban. Mancini said it also hinted at a “discriminatory attitude” in the establishment since Trump took office and he believes there is profiling going on.

According to The Miami New Times, U.S. Customs and Border Protection declined to comment on the incident, saying that due to the restrictions of the Privacy Act, their officials cannot discuss individual travelers.

They did state, however, that all international travelers are subject to U.S. Customs and Border Protection inspection on arrival in the country.

Ironically, Blasting News recently reported that Donald Trump particularly enjoyed Muhammad Ali's display at the Afro-American Museum when he recently visited there.

Muhammad Ali, Jr. is considering a lawsuit

TMZ notes that Ali Jr. is considering suing U.S. Treasury and Homeland Security over the incident at the airport. Mancini said that Ali, Jr. is interested in filing a class action lawsuit. TMZ also noted that the incident occurred four days after the federal judge overturned Trump’s unpopular immigration ban.

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