Ideological Exclusion

The ideological exclusion provision is a law enacted as part of the Patriot Act that allows the U.S. government to deny entry to noncitizens who have "endorsed or espoused terrorism." The practice of ideological exclusion violates Americans' First Amendment right to hear constitutionally protected speech by denying foreign scholars, artists, politicians and others entry to the U.S.
If the Government Gets Its Way, the Future Pablo Nerudas of the World Could Be Barred From the US

If the Government Gets Its Way, the Future Pablo Nerudas of the World Could Be Barred From the US

By Dror Ladin, ACLU National Security Project at 2:04pm
In a case currently pending before the Supreme Court, the government is arguing that courts should not be able to decide if the executive branch followed the law in denying a visa to a non-citizen seeking to enter the United States — even if the visa denial affects the constitutional right of a U.S. citizen.
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