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Quebec student athlete claims he was denied entry into U.S.

A Quebec student athlete says he was denied entry to the United States after he was asked about religion and his Moroccan roots.

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Yassine Aber, a track and field athlete with Université de Sherbrooke, has told various media outlets he was questioned for more than five hours on Thursday at the Stanstead crossing on the Quebec-Vermont border.

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Aber, 19, told Montreal radio station 98.5 FM the interrogation included questions on whether he attended a mosque and how often he visited Morocco.

He told the station he was born and raised in Canada and that his parents have lived in the country for 25 years.

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He said he was the only one in the group of 20 students who was not allowed to continue to a competition in Boston.

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Aber said he doesn’t know why he was turned back and has travelled to the United States many times before without incident.

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