Muhammad Ali Jr. detained by immigration at Florida airport
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Muhammad Ali Jr., son of the late legendary boxer, was reportedly detained for several hours by immigration officials at a Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.

According to a report by theĀ Courier-Journal, Ali and his mother Khalilah Camacho-Ali were arriving at the airport from a Black History Month event in Jamaica on Feb. 7 when they were pulled aside by customs and asked if they were Muslim.


Ali's lawyer Chris Mancini told the Courier-Journal that while Camacho-Ali was let go, her son was questioned for almost two hours about his origin, where he was born and his religion.

Ali is a Muslim born in Philadelphia and holds a U.S. passport.

"To the Ali family, it's crystal clear that this is directly linked to Mr. Trump's efforts to ban Muslims from the United States," Mancini said, referring to President Donald TrumpDonald TrumpHouse passes voting rights and elections reform bill DEA places agent seen outside Capitol during riot on leave Georgia Gov. Kemp says he'd 'absolutely' back Trump as 2024 nominee MORE's executive order banning citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S.

The order was put on hold by a federal judge on Feb. 3.

Camacho-Ali and Ali Jr. live 20 minutes from the airport in Florida. According to the report, the family contacted a lawyer the day after the incident.