Leader of British anti-immigrant group arrested after illegally entering U.S.

From FP Passport Tue Jan 8 2013, 13:38:04

The English Defense League is a far-right extremist group devoted to keeping undesirable immigrants -- Muslims in particular -- out of Britain. But one of it's leaders, Stephen Lennon, found himself on the other side of the immigration divide when he was arrested trying to enter the U.S. on a false passport. The Independent reports:

Mr Lennon, who had previously been refused entry to the US, used a passport in the name of Andrew McMaster to board a Virgin Atlantic Flight from Heathrow to New York in September.

He was caught when customs officials at JFK airport took his fingerprints and realised he was not Mr McMaster.

Lennon was asked to attend a second interview but left the airport, entering the US illegally.

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