Stony Brook student held at JFK in Trump travel ban released – New York News

Stony Brook student held at JFK in Trump travel ban released – New York News

Vahideh Rasekhi, an Iranian sixth-year PhD student in Stony Brook University’s linguistics department, was released from detention at John F. Kennedy International Airport on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017. (Credit: Newsday)

Vahideh Rasekhi, an Iranian sixth-year PhD student in Stony Brook University’s linguistics department, was released from detention at Kennedy Airport on Sunday.

She was released at 2:30 p.m. and said “I’m exhausted” as she hugged and kissed her friends and attorneys at the airport’s Terminal 4.

Rasekhi is pursuing a doctorate in linguistics and is also president of the Graduate Student…

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