A 26-year-old Queens man was returning home from a trip to Austria when he was stopped at the airport and told by airline agents that the Department of Homeland Security had prohibited his travel.
For more than two weeks, Samir Suljovic, of Oakland Gardens, has been stranded in Austria, where he was on vacation visiting friends and family.
The Council on American Islamic Relations has stepped in, demanding answers, but so far they say the American Embassy, customs and homeland security have not provided any explanation for why Suljovic, who has no criminal history, can’t fly.
“This is outrageous,” said Numeer Awad, of the council. “They basically ignored his calls for a reason why this is happening.”
The council is now demanding Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano take action.