Ajjawi, a 17-year-old son of Palestinian refugees were denied entry into the U.S. at Logan International Airport in Boston on Aug. 23. The student was deported to Lebanon, his country of residence, despite having a valid visa student and a scholarship, according to university The Crimson newspaper.
The student said U.S. officials took his phone and laptop, questioned him about his social media activity and religious practices.
"When I asked every time to have my phone back so I could tell them about the situation, the officer refused and told me to sit back in [my] position and not move at all," Ajjawi wrote in a statement after his deportation.
"After the five hours ended, she called me into a room, and she started screaming at me. She said that she found people posting political points of view that oppose the US on my friend[s] list."
A spokesperson from Harvard said the university is working to help Ajjawi so that he can start the upcoming year on its campus that begins Sept. 3.
Pictured in the middle is Ismail Ajjawi, the Palestinian @Harvard freshman who was denied entry to the US. He has safely arrived on campus today! pic.twitter.com/wf4xPjfBaL