Visa Review Stymied For Now, But More Challenges May Come

Law360, New York (June 15, 2015, 9:50 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme court ruled Monday that a U.S. citizen wasn't entitled to court review of her husband's visa denial on terrorism grounds, a decision that legal experts say bolsters the consular nonreviewability doctrine but stops short of definitively barring future challenges to visa denials.

In a divided ruling, the Supreme Court vacated the Ninth Circuit's finding that U.S. citizen Fauzia Din was entitled to review of a visa denial against her husband, who was found inadmissible under a statute blocking immigrants who have taken part in terrorist activities. Her husband, Kanishka Berashk, is an Afghan citizen who worked as a...

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