A cruise passenger was reportedly detained on Sunday after Donald Trump’s travel ban went into effect. Maysam Sodagari, a chemical engineer from Iran and was trying to return home to the United States after a cruise to Mexico.
Maysam was on an annual gay cruise put on by Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas when he heard about the ban and started seeking advice about how to proceed. When the cruise ship docked he was in fact stopped and taken into the Customs and Border Protection’s office.
He was detained over a period of three hours, which he documented through Facebook live videos. After he was released he spoke about the experience.
“They were very friendly, very professional. They explained all the processes, and why they’re doing this. And I understand. It’s their job.”