If Muslim immigrants suspected of having ties with known terrorist groups are trying to enter the United States, it is simple common sense that they should be screened and possibly not allowed into the country if they are suspected of being tied to Al Qaeda or other known terrorst groups. But the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Southern California doesn't agree. The ACLU says that the criteria used to blacklist such immigrants are overly broad.
The Associated Press is reporting, “It is essentially creating this secret criteria for obtaining naturalization and immigration benefits that has never been disclosed to the public and Congress hasn’t approved,” said Jennie Pasquarella, an ACLU staff attorney and the report’s author, “I feel like ultimately this is just about politics. They don’t want to be seen as having granted citizenship to somebody who’s going to be the next Boston bomber.”
Commentary: Of course they don't want to let in the next Boston bomber. We know they are sending bombers and other terrorists over here to attack us, so can we really afford to do what the ACLU wants and get lenient about who we let into the country? Of course not.