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Fugitive Search at JFK Airport Sparks New Travel Ban Scare

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Thursday, 23 Feb 2017 05:25 PM

Federal border officials say they were looking for a fugitive, not doing a random immigration check, when they met a plane at New York City's Kennedy Airport and asked passengers for their IDs.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection said in a statement two of its officers met the Delta jet Wednesday evening after its flight from San Francisco in an attempt to find a specific person who had been ordered deported by an immigration judge.

At least two passengers tweeted photographs of the officers examining flier's IDs, which generated speculation on social media it might be a part of a new dragnet for illegal immigrants.

Customs and Border Protection said the person the officers were looking for was not on the plane.

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Federal border officials say they were looking for a fugitive, not doing a random immigration check, when they met a plane at New York City's Kennedy Airport and asked passengers for their IDs.
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