No nation should be required to admit persons – even if those persons are foreign government officials – if those persons pose a potential security risk, or seek to destroy or harm the host country, or are otherwise objectionable or inimical to the host country’s interests.
Thus, for instance, the United States properly denied admission to:
- President of Austria and former Secretary General of the United Nations Kurt Waldheim, when Waldheim’s past as a Nazi official came to light after he was elected Austria’s president in 1986.
- PLO Executive Committee member, propagandist and terror supporter Hanan Ashrawi(3 months ago).
- Co-founder and leader of the antisemitic anti-Israel international boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement to delegitimize and economically destroy Israel, Omar Barghouti(barred in April 2019) Barghouti expresses support for terrorism and openly calls for Israel’s destruction.