Muhammad Ali’s Son Planning to Sue Over U.S. Airport detainment
Politics| | By Sara Wilkins
He claims his mom was allowed through the border with no issues, but he was held in a small room and interrogated, all while Khalilah, the late boxing icon’s first wife, had no idea where her son had been taken to. The 44-year-old’s spokesman, Chris Mancini, told TMZ he was asked twice if he was Muslim, and officers demanded to know more about his name. Ali, Jr. is now deciding whether to sue bosses at U.S. Treasury and Homeland Security over the incident, as he is convinced he was a victim of racial profiling and discrimination. The encounter with border patrol guards took place four days after U.S. President Donald Trump had his controversial immigration ban put on hold by a federal judge. The Republican leader had tried to ban all travelers from seven mostly-Muslim countries as part of an executive order within days of taking office.