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Bush SOTU guest illegal under administration policies.

By Matt Corley on January 28, 2008 at 4:48 pm

"Bush SOTU guest illegal under administration policies."

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One of President Bush’s guests at the State of the Union tonight, Tatu Msangi, is an HIV-positive nurse and single mother from Tanzania. As Andrew Sullivan points out, under current U.S. policy, Msangi is technically barred from entering America because she has HIV. Sullivan surmises that “the administration must have found a way to get Msangi a special waiver” and suggests that her situation is another reason to support the HIV Nondiscrimination in Travel and Immigration Act of 2007.

UPDATE: A State Department official tells ThinkProgress that Tatu did not receive a special waiver. She applied for and received it.

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