Immigration authorities in the U.K. have refused to allow R’ Sholom Mordechai Rubashkin to enter the country.
Sources confirm to YWN that Rubashkin arrived at the Manchester Airport on Sunday afternoon, where his entry was denied.
Rubashkin has been traveling the world, speaking to audiences about his experience behind bars and giving Chizuk to thousands of Jews. He was scheduled to speak this Monday and Tuesday in Manchester, in events that were advertised throughout the community.
Multiple sources tell YWN that one or two individuals in the community had informed authorities that Rubashkin had a criminal background, and he was reportedly denied entry on that basis. These individuals were upset that the community was hosting Rubashkin, and had allegedly promised to cause problems.
Sources confirm to YWN that Rubashkin is still being held in the airport, as Askonim are working on helping him gain entry to the country. Should they not be successful, it is expected that Rubashkin will be deported back to Tel Aviv at around noon on Monday.
In December 2017, YWN was first to report the incredible news that President Donald Trump had commuted Rubashkin’s 27-year prison sentence – the first time he had used the presidential power.
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