The meme "ISLAM WAS BANNED FROM THE USA IN 1952" claimed that adherence to 
Islam and/or Sharia law constituted definitive membership within an 
"organization seeking to overthrow the government of the United States by 
'force, violence, or other unconstitutional means.'" Multiple non-factual 
statements or implications were presented in the meme, including the notions 
that all Muslims strictly adhere to Sharia law, that Sharia law is a cohesive 
faith-based form of governance, that adherence to Sharia law is mutually 
exclusive with adherence to the laws of the United States, that Islam in some 
way demands the eventual overthrow of the United States government, or that any 
"organization" to which Muslims purportedly belong by merit of their faith 
somehow places them under the provisions of section 212 of the Immigration and 
Nationality Act of 1952. Not one of those assertions or implications is 
supported by extant law, precedent, or any accepted interpretation of Islam, 
United States immigration policy, or the act in question. 




 ---In, <mdixon.6569@...> wrote :

Very interesting Bit of Legislative History:  

 McCarran-Walter Act of 1952
 Donald Trump was recently severely criticized for suggesting that the U.S. 
should limit or temporarily suspend the immigration of certain ethnic groups, 
nationalities, and even people of certain religions (Muslims).  The criticisms 
condemned such a suggestion as, among other things, being “Un-American,” dumb, 
stupid, reckless, dangerous and racist.  Congressmen and Senators swore that 
they would never allow such legislation, and Obama called such a prohibition on 
immigration unconstitutional .
 As Gomer Pyle would say, “Surprise, Surprise!!!”  It seems that the selective 
immigration ban is already law and has been applied on several occasions.  The 
Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952, a.k.a., the McCarran-Walter Act allows 
for the "Suspension of entry or imposition of restrictions by the president”.  
Whenever the president finds that the entry of aliens or of any class of aliens 
into the United States would be detrimental to the interests of the United 
States, the president may, by proclamation, and for such period as he shall 
deem necessary, suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as 
immigrants or non immigrants or impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions 
he may deem to be appropriate.”
 Note that McCarran and Walter were Democrats and this act was utilized by 
Jimmy Carter, no less, in 1979 to keep Iranians out of the United States … but 
he actually did more.  He made all Iranian students already here check in, and 
then he deported a bunch.  Seven thousand were found in violation of their 
visas, 15,000 Iranians were forced to leave the United States in 1979. You 
won't hear a word about this from the liberal media, propaganda machine.
 It is of note that the act requires that an applicant for immigration ”must be 
of good moral character” and "attached to the principles of the Constitution.”  
 Since the Quran forbids Muslims to swear allegiance to the U.S. Constitution, 
technically, all Muslims should be refused immigration

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