Popular Street Food Vendor Gets Iced

By Sajid Farooq
|  Monday, Nov 2, 2009  |  Updated 4:07 PM PDT
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Popular Street Food Vendor Gets Iced

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The goodies at Amuse Bouche.

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Murat Celebi-Ariner found out the streets of San Francisco are not always a friendly place.

The popular street food vendor was detained by Department of Homeland Security Immigration and Customs Enforcement last week for overstaying his visa. The French citizen's lawyer said his client had a clean record and his case was an example of bad luck.

Celebi-Ariner was in the U.S. under the Visa Waiver Program, which means he was allowed into the country for 90 days. If the visitor stays in the country longer, they are found and deported without consideration of any extenuating circumstances, according to SF Weekly.

The man behind Amuse Bouche is married to an American named Pelin, who told Mission Loc@l her husband is being held at 630 Sansome St. with intention to deport back to France any day.

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