Supreme Court: Wife Has No Right To Bring Terrorist-Tied Husband To US

The Supreme Court ruled 6-3 Friday that U.S. citizens do not have a constitutional right that requires admitting their non-citizen spouse into the country.

In Department of State v. Muñoz, U.S. citizen Sandra Muñoz argued that the State Department’s failure to give her a reason for her husband’s visa denial violated her own constitutional rights, claiming the “right to live with her noncitizen spouse in the United States is implicit in the ‘liberty’ protected by the Fifth Amendment.”

Her husband, Luis Asencio-Cordero, had his visa denied after a consular officer found, partially based on his tattoos, that he was affiliated with the MS-13 gang.