Supreme Court Rules 6-3 Against Illegal Alien Seeking U.S. Visa Despite Alleged MS-13 Gang Affiliation – EVOL

The Supreme Court issued a 6-3 decision against an illegal alien who sought a visa to remain in the United States, following a denial based on accusations of being a member of MS-13 gang.

In 2010, Sandra Munoz, a U.S. citizen, married Luis Asencio-Cordero, who was ilegally present in the U.S. from El Salvador. Munoz then submitted a petition to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to classify Asencio-Cordero as an immediate family member, aiming to enable him to apply for a visa and reside with her in the United States.

After USCIS approved Munoz’s petition, Asencio-Cordero traveled to his native El Salvador to apply for a visa at a consular office. Asencio-Cordero underwent several interviews and was denied a visa on the grounds that he sought entry to the U.S. solely to engage in criminal activity.

Asencio-Cordero believed his visa was rejected because of his alleged ties to the violent MS-13 gang based in El Salvador. He also believed his visa denial was linked to a tattoo he has that indicates membership in the gang.

Asencio-Cordero and Munoz then sued the State Department, alleging that Munoz had a right to live in the U.S. with her spouse

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