The Arabist

The Arabist

By Issandr El Amrani and friends.

From Mansoura to Montana

11 Egyptian students from Mansoura University on an exchange program to Montana have disappeared:

(AP) WASHINGTON Eleven Egyptian students who arrived in the United States last month are being sought by authorities after failing to turn up for an exchange program at Montana State University.

The Egyptian men were among a group of 17 students who arrived at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York from Cairo on July 29 with valid visas, according to U.S. authorities and university officials.
While a terrorist threat is certainly nothing to overlook, I bet they're finding undeclared jobs (an incredible number of cab drivers in New York appear to be Egyptian) and having a great time. In other words, pursuing the immigrant to America's dream for the past 200 years.