Considering Trump’s immigration policies throughout his time in office, it should be not be surprising to anyone that Ismail Ajjawi, a Palestinian refugee moving to the US to start his undergraduate career at Harvard University from Lebanon was deported upon arrival to the United States. By cancelling his student visa and allowing his peers to enter, Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) are imposing orders from higher up. Ajjawi explained that CBP officers took his phone, looked through all his social media and found that OTHER people on his feed were posting things that were critical of the United States. Hmmm, something about this common practice of searching a Palestinian’s phone and denying them entry and access to education seems familiar, doesn’t it? Ajjawi is currently working with the Harvard administration and legal experts to get his student visa back and begin classes in the coming weeks. In the meantime, the State Department removed the ‘Palestinian Territories’ as one of the areas under the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs. You know, just another day in the erasure of Palestinian existence.