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Lawsuit Charges Feds Block Muslims From Citizenship

thousands denied citizenship with no means to appeal

The ACLU filed a lawsuit today challenging a little-known government program used to deny thousands of law-abiding people citizenship, green cards, and visas on counterterrorism grounds – most of them from Muslim-majority countries. Immigrants whose applications are denied under the program do not find out why or have a meaningful opportunity to respond, the same as people who find themselves in the government’s wider watchlist system.

The suit charges that the program violates immigration law, and is unconstitutional because it was adopted without any congressional approval and violates the Fifth Amendment’s guarantee of due process.

More info here: https://www.aclu.org/national-security/lawsuit-charges-us-uses-secret-unfounded-national-security-concerns-deny-muslim 

Posted: to Citizenship News on Fri, Aug 1, 2014
Updated: Fri, Aug 1, 2014

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