Sunday, August 7, 2011

Obama Bars LGBT Human Rights Violators From Entering US

President Obama on Friday issued an LGBT-inclusive proclamation that bans immigrants and non-immigrants from entering the United States if they have engaged in serious human rights abuses abroad.

This proclamation grants the Secretary of State, in consultation with the Secretary of Homeland Security, the discretion to prevent entry into the U.S. for those deemed to have committed serious human rights abuses while in other jurisdictions. The proclamation would also preclude entry for those who have “attempted or conspired” to commit such abuses.