Freedom of Association

NYT Calls for End to “Ideological Exclusion”

By Ateqah Khaki at 5:49pm
Yesterday, The New York Times opined about “ideological exclusion” — the practice of denying foreign citizens entry into the U.S. based on their political views and associations, rather than any suspicious activity — writing:

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…

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