Rep Solomon C. George And Children Denied Entry US Upon Arrival At Chicago O’Hare International Airport

Montserrado County Representative, Solomon C. George
Montserrado County Representative, Solomon C. George

Montserrado County Representative Solomon Claudius who was granted a visiting visa for the United States and his two children, his son Christopher Solomon George, Jr., and his daughter Sharlene Bernice George were reportedly denied entry the United States after arriving at the Chicago O’Hare Airport on September 19, 2016 onboard United Airline 973 from Brussels.

According to documents in the possession of the GNN from the United States Department Homeland Security said, “Representative Solomon George was determined to be inadmissible to the United States under Section 212 (a) (7) (A) (1) (I) of the INA because he (George) was seeking admission to join and live with his wife who gave birth on her last trip to the United States and is currently an overstay and to  join his elder daughter who is currently on Temporary Protected Status (PTS),” the documents continued, “Solomon Claudius George as a result of this agreed to withdraw his application for admission in lieu of a formal order of expedited removal under Section 235 (b) (1) of the United States Immigration Nationality Act (INA).”

The documents said the Montserrado County Representative was provided with a photocopy of the sworn statement and I-275 from his case file and his visa was cancelled in accordance with 22 CFR 41.122 (e) (3). The document further said as a result of this he was offered an opportunity by the Homeland Security to contact someone including a Liberian consular official his from the U.S. to inform them of his situation; instead, he decided to call his son-in-law Clarence Wright.

The Homeland Security at the airport in the document said Solomon Claudius George has since departed the airport the same day (September 19, 2016) onboard AU 972 from Chicago to Brussels, Belgium, the document from the U.S. Homeland Security Department concluded.

Effort by the GNN to contact Representative Solomon C. George via mobile phone proved unsuccessful, even when our reporter went over to his Capitol Building he was told that the lawmaker was indisposed.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.