Since the beginning of human civilization, lines have been drawn, countries divided, and walls built to keep foreigners out. At the same time, people have always wanted to be on the move, changing their stars and finding greener grass on the other side. With these two things in conflict, immigrants, whether legal or illegal, are always in danger of deportation. Whether the reasons for deportation are valid or not, sometimes they can just be downright weird. Curious to hear why people have been kicked out of a country? Here are 25 Bizarre Reasons People Have Been Deported.
Three Men Deported for Being too Handsome
Three men from the United Arab Emirates were at the Jenadrivah Heritage & Culture Festival in Saudi Arabia when police officers arrested them for being “too handsome.” They were afraid female visitors would fall for them. The three men were immediately deported back to Abu Dhabi.
Deported Regardless of Homosexual Persecution
Fearing persecution for being gay in his home country of Morocco, Abderrahim’s case for asylum in the United Kingdom was rejected, and he was facing deportation at the time of reporting. Homosexuality in Morocco is punishable up to three years in prison.
Arrested for Paying Traffic Ticket
A Florida State University graduate was arrested and held at an immigration facility when she went to pay a traffic violation ticket. Her father was seeking political asylum from Colombia, but he passed away and put her status in limbo. Detained, the deportation process had begun for her while her family hired a lawyer to help her stay in the country.
Deported for Impersonating Donald Trump
British singer of the band “Peter & The Test Tube Babies,” claims he was detained for six hours and deported for impersonating Donald Trump. He was sent back to London; customs officials deny the claim that it was for the impersonation, but rather because he didn’t have a valid visa.
Stalker Deported for Stealing Queen Victoria's Knickers
Between 1838 and 1841, while only a mere teenager, Edward Jones snuck into Buckingham Palace during Queen Victoria’s reign. He figured out how to get into her private apartments and steal her knickers, among many other creepy things. He was caught, of course, but to keep the royal family from embarrassment, they kept the trial secret. Eventually, they deported him back to Australia.