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Lawmakers from Mass. Demand Answers Over Deportation of Iranian College Student

The 24-year-old economics and mathematics major was returning to Boston for school when he was denied at entry and held at Logan Airport

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Lawmakers from Massachusetts are joining a chorus of voices demanding answers after an Iranian student was deported from the U.S. despite a court order temporarily staying his removal.

U.S. Sens. Ed Markey and Elizabeth Warren and U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley sent a letter to Customs and Border Protection Thursday expressing concern that Iranian students are being targeted for additional inspections and being swiftly removed from the country at airports and other ports of entry.

Northeastern University faculty members also issued a letter Thursday expressing support for Shahab Dehghani, the student from Iran.

Customs and Border Protection declined to comment, saying it would respond directly to the letter writers.

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