Palestinian peace activist barred from entering the United States

March 21, 2019
Jewish Telegraphic Agency

...Iliwat’s case reflects the broad latitude officials at the border have to deny entry to people, particularly Arabs and Muslims, said Diala Shamas, a staff attorney at the Center for Constitutional Rights, a legal advocacy group that advocates for Palestinian causes. Shamas said that for Customs and Border Protection,  immigration concerns are “an easy way to use their discretion to not allow people into the country even though they have a valid visa.” ...

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March 28, 2019