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Laura Danielson Quoted on Somali Singer’s Cancelled Concert due to Immigration Delays

Somali singer, Aar Maanta, had to cancel his headlining concert at Minneapolis’s Cedar Cultural Center due to a delay in his visa processing. Laura Danielson stated in the St. Paul-based Pioneer Press article that she understands it to have been a background name check. She stated, “He is the only one in the group with a Muslim name, which is more likely to trigger a hit in the government database.” Visa delays have been an increasing problem for individuals with Muslim names.

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