Iranian PhD Student Detained at JFK amid Immigration Chaos

Updated: Apr 29, 2019

A Long Island PhD student from Iran has been detained at JFK for the past 24 hours following President Trump’s executive order instituting extreme vetting, her friend told The Post.

“She arrived yesterday, and she has been in detention for over 24 hours,” Mitra Vardei said, referencing her friend Vahideh Rasekhi.


“We are hearing different news," Vardei continued. "She is going to be deported, then we hear there is a ban and she won’t be deported.”