Sigma Kappa caught in immigration ban is back in the US


Niki Mossafer Rahmati, a junior mechanical engineering student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Sigma Kappa from the Theta Lambda Chapter has returned through Logan International Airport in the United States after being denied entry into the United States due to President Trump’s travel ban.  Niki and other International students were met by a crowd of well-wishers after making it through customs.

Niki had been trying to return to MIT after spending winter break in Iran, but she was blocked from boarding her connecting flight from Qatar to the United States. She went back to Tehran. On January 30th, Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren discussed Nicki’s case, as well as other Iranians with visas, from the senate floor. MIT Chancellor Cynthia Barnhart contacted Niki every day with updates, so she had lots of support from other students and the administration. Iran often shuts down social media, so there were times that she went offline for a few days.

“I had no idea my school values me and cares this much about me and every single one of its students. I am fortunate to be in a school that stands up for its students and fights against injustice and discrimination,” said Nicki.

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