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Immigration authorities in the U.K. have reportedly refused to allow Sholom Rubashkin entry moments ago.
Sources confirm to YWN that Rubashkin arrived at the Manchester Airport, where his entry was denied.
Rubashkin has been travelling the world speaking to audiences about his experience, and giving Chizuk to thousands. 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 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 has allegedly promised to cause problems.
He has so far been held for approximately 5 hours at the airport as Askonim are working on assisting in gaining him entry into the country. Should they not be successful, it is expected that Rubashkin will be deported back to Tel Aviv at around noon on Monday.