We Don't Need No Stinking I-Visas
Friday, August 13, 2004
Over the past year and a half, some 20 foreign journalists have been detained and deported by immigration authorities upon arrival in the U.S. Their crime was that they came without what's known as an Information Visa. The rule requiring journalists to procure "I-Visas" has been on the books for decades, but was rarely enforced until the Department of Homeland Security took over border security last year. American Society of Newspaper Editors' legal counsel Kevin Goldberg tells Bob why his group is challenging what they see as a Cold War relic.