Topics

U.S. Department of State
U.S. visa denials need more explanation
U.S. visa denials need more explanation

Fauzia Din, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Afghanistan who now lives in Fremont, Calif., wants to bring the man she married in 2006 to join her in her adoptive country. Her situation is poignant and her claim that the U.S. government mistakenly denied her husband a visa is at least plausible. Unfortunately, the same can't be said for the constitutional argument her lawyers offered to the Supreme Court this week. Din's husband applied for a visa and was interviewed by an official at the U.S. Embassy in Pakistan. But his application was denied in 2009 under a provision of immigration law that excludes applicants linked to "terrorist activities." No more detailed...

Loading