Rahinah Ibrahim Still Unable to Return to United States After She Was Mistakenly Put on "No-Fly" List

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    A Malaysian university professor is still unable to return to the United States nearly a decade after she was arrested for mistakenly being placed on the government's no-fly list. Stephanie Chuang reports.

    A Malaysian university professor is still unable to return to the United States nearly a decade after she was arrested for mistakenly being placed on the government's no-fly list.

    Rahinah Ibrahim in January won her case against the U.S. government and became the first person in the world to have her records cleared in court.

    "I want my children not to hate America because of what happened," Ibrahim said.

    Ibrahim, a former Stanford doctoral student, said she was mistakenly placed on the list because of her national origin and Muslim faith. Her attorney, Elizabeth Pipkin, said the arrest was due to a bureaucratic error: An agent checked off the wrong box on a watch list. The mistake landed Ibrahim on the no-fly list without any explanation, Pipkin said.

    Meanwhile, the American Civil Liberties Union, or ACLU, is representing 13 other U.S. citizens in another lawsuit for being on the no-fly list.

    View more in Stephanie Chuang's video report above.