Immigrant Act of 1990

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Does the President’s Immigration Order Violate the Rule Against Ideological Exclusion?

Long before Guantanamo Bay became infamous for its role in post-9/11 America, the naval base was at the center of a different national security fight. During the early 1990s, Guantanamo housed thousands of Haitian refugees in a tent city on an abandoned runway where the military commission complex now stands. They fled Haiti following a military coup, but President George H. W. Bush instructed the Coast Guard to interdict them at sea before they could reach American soil and apply for asylum.

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