An Iraqi Visa Won't Get You Everywhere You Want to Be

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Entry barriers are far too high for Iraqi citizens who want to study in the United States, the Harvard Crimson editorial board argued yesterday, citing the case of an Iraqi graduate student who has been denied re-entry to this country by the U.S. government. His visa first came under scrutiny years ago because it was issued by a state supporting terrorism--Saddam Hussein's Iraq. Now that the country is a developing democracy, though, the student is still having trouble getting into the States after going to England to do dissertation research. His research topic: displaced Iraqis.