Freedom of Association

Don't Exclude Ideas at the Border

By Suzanne Ito, ACLU at 2:33pm
In 2006, before M.I.A. was rocking the Grammys nine months pregnant, the U.S. government actually denied her a visa to enter this country to work on an album. The reason she was kept out? The lyrics to some of her songs were considered sympathetic to the Tamil Tigers and Palestinian Liberation Organization.
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