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Michael Moore said that Oscar-nominated Palestinian filmmaker Emad Burnat's ordeal with immigration officials on Tuesday demonstrates that the United States is overly strict when it comes to greeting foreign visitors, particularly people of color. "If he'd been a white guy he wouldn't have to go through that in our 'post-racial' America," Moore, the Oscar-winning director of "Bowling for Columbine," told TheWrap via email. Also read: Oscar-Nominated Palestinian Director Likens Being Held for Questioning at Lax to Israeli Occupation Burnat, whose film "5 Broken Cameras" is up for a Best Documentary Academy Award, was »


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