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This is one of these stories that seems too ridiculous to be true. Imaginary Forces creative director Ahmet Ahmet–who has worked on everything from Harry Potter to Spider-Man–returned home to LA yesterday after a nightmare of an ordeal where the U.S. refused to let him re-enter the country. He and his family had been living in a London apartment for almost six months, where Ahmet had been trying to work on projects remotely. And in this LA Times story, IF claims that it’s lost $1 million in jobs because Ahmet couldn’t be there to do them.

According to this week’s Shoot, British citizen Ahmet was granted a special non-immigrant visa six years ago due to his “extraordinary talent.” Funny how they could confuse that talent with something else entirely.