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USA revokes visa to Venezuela's Deputy Tascon on terrorist activities

By Miguel Octavio

13.07.06 | So yesterday we saw fascist Deputy Luis Tascon outraged. Why? His Mickey Mouse rights were revoked by the Homeland Security Department of the US, which cancelled his visa, reportedly along with a couple of dozen other Deputies. Tascon has been the only one to complain publicly so far, calling the measure a “provocation”.

Well, the fascist Deputy will no longer be able to go to Orlando or shopping in Miami. Only a month ago he was seen on his way to Seattle to visit that XXth. Century Capitalist company Microsoft as part of his duties in the committee that makes decisions on the implementation of open software at all levels in Venezuela. I guess no more trips to Redmond either. The oysters and the salmon will be sorely missed!

The Deputy was kind enough to provide us with the specific article of the Immigration and Naturalization Law which induced the measure. It happens to be section 212 (a) (3) (B) which says:

B) Terrorist activities-

i) 3/, 4/, 4a/ IN GENERAL.-Any alien whō (I) has engaged in a terrorist activity,

(II) a consular officer, the Attorney General, or the Secretary of Homeland Security knows, or has reasonable ground to believe, is engaged in or is likely to engage after entry in any terrorist activity (as defined in clause (iv));

(III) has, under circumstances indicating an intention to cause death or serious bodily harm, incited terrorist activity;

(IV) is a representative (as defined in clause (v)) of--

(aa) a terrorist organization (as defined in clause (vi)); or (bb) a political, social, or other group that endorses or espouses terrorist activity;

(V) is a member of a terrorist organization described in subclause (I) or (II) of clause (vi);

(VI) is a member of a terrorist organization described in clause (vi)(III), unless the alien can demonstrate by clear and convincing evidence that the alien did not know, and should not reasonably have known, that the organization was a terrorist organization;

(VII) endorses or espouses terrorist activity or persuades others to endorse or espouse terrorist activity or support a terrorist organization;

(VIII) has received military-type training (as defined in section 2339D(c)(1) of title 18, United States Code) from or on behalf of any organization that, at the time the training was received, was a terrorist organization (as defined in clause (vi)); or

(IX) is the spouse or child of an alien who is inadmissible under this subparagraph, if the activity causing the alien to be found inadmissible occurred within the last 5 years, is inadmissible.

Unfortunately, they did not say which of the eleven sections was applied to Tascon. In the past he has made some outrageous statements and he was reportedly Chavez contact with the FARC in 1998-2000, before Chavez broke visible contact with that group.

I guess Tascon took offense to his visa being revoked calling the action a provocation, in contrast to many others who have received the same treatment but stay quiet about it such as Tal Cual Editor Teodoro Petkoff, Tascon’s Fellow Deputies in the Assembly and the “nouveau” rich revolutionaries businessman, many of which, have also had their visas revoked.

The Florida economy will miss him.

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