Six-Year-Old Muslim Boy Denied Entry To U.S.

August 20, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: MSNBC

WOODBRIDGE, Va. - A 6-year-old Muslim boy is at the center of an international immigration fight. Moroccan-born Mustapha Zindinne came to the United States in 2001 and became a U.S. citizen last year. His wife joined him in Woodbridge six months ago as a permanent resident. The couple expected their son would soon follow.

"I am trying to get better life for my wife and my son," Mustapha Zindinne said. "I am missing my son."

The couple told News4's Michael Flynn that bureaucratic red tape is keeping their 6-year-old son from joining them. The couple's attorney, Morris Days with the Council on American-Islamic Relations in Herndon, suspects the delay might be that the boy's name, Youssaf Zindinne, is similar to one on a U.S. security watch list.