Odd Invitation

Dinner with the president oddity

An immigrant investigated for terrorism has been invited to attend the biggest annual Republican fund-raiser of the year -- an event that includes dinner with President Bush. The immigrant (Syed Maswood) is from Bangladesh and is a nuclear engineer. He says he is repeatedly detained and searched when he tries to travel by air. The engineer is a Republican. His home was raided last year because he donated money to a foundation that's accused of supporting terrorism these days. The man says he's not attending the big bash in Washington. His wife refuses to fly, concerned over more detentions, and he won't go alone.