…which was in effect prior to the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965. This would allow our authorities to choose among the nations of the world just who would be able to come into America. We could simply abstain from taking immigration applicants from Muslim countries, and we could also rigorously screen any Muslims who are migrating from non-Muslim countries.
Does National Origins violate the Constitutional mandate against discrimination on the part of government, as liberals maintain? No, not at all. The Constitutional animus against legal discrimination applies only domestically to American citizens. Until an immigrant has become a full citizen of America, he is not due equal protection under our laws.