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Hollman Morris, Colombian Journalist, Says Patriot Act Visa Rejection for “Terrorist” Activities “Puts My Life in Danger”

by Max Schoening and Matt Sledge

A Colombian journalist who was recently denied a visa to study under Harvard University’s Nieman Fellowship program says the State Department’s decision may put his life under further threat. Hollman Morris, an investigative television producer who has denounced abuses by leftist guerrillas, right-wing paramilitaries and the Colombian army in the country’s decades-long internal conflict, was denied a student visa in late June. The denial reportedly came under a provision of the Patriot Act that makes foreigners suspected of “terrorist activities” ineligible for admission to the U.S.. Continue reading

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