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Lawsuit filed to prevent Israelis from entering America without a visa

September 27, 2023 at 9:52 am

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The Arab American Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) yesterday filed a federal lawsuit against the US Departments of Homeland Security and State to prevent Israelis from being added to the US Visa Waiver Program.

The committee included reliable reports and investigations in the suit confirming that Israel failed to meet all the legal requirements for acceptance into the visa waiver program, proving that it practices discrimination against Palestinian citizens and Arab Americans when they visit Israel and the occupied West Bank.

This, they said, means Israel is violating the rule of reciprocity and constitutional guarantees of equality.

Entering into this agreement “allows the Government of Israel to create different classes of US citizens and treat them disparately in a way that is not reciprocal with how the US treats Israeli citizens.”

The organisation added that based on credible reports and investigations, Israel is currently on the verge of being accepted into the Visa Waiver Program, despite its failure to meet the legal requirements necessary for entry.

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