Tsegu Bahta, 55, photographed at his home in Washington, D.C., April 16, 2009, is among at least 6,000 immigrants who have tried to find refuge in the United States only to be told they don't qualify because of a broad reading of post-Sept. 11 laws that brands any supporter of an armed group a terrorist sympathizer - no matter their ideology. (Andrew Council/MCT)
Tsegu Bahta, 55, photographed at his home in Washington, D.C., April 16, 2009, is among at least 6,000 immigrants who have tried to find refuge in the United States only to be told they don't qualify because of a broad reading of post-Sept. 11 laws that brands any supporter of an armed group a terrorist sympathizer - no matter their ideology. (Andrew Council/MCT) Andew Council / MCT
Tsegu Bahta, 55, photographed at his home in Washington, D.C., April 16, 2009, is among at least 6,000 immigrants who have tried to find refuge in the United States only to be told they don't qualify because of a broad reading of post-Sept. 11 laws that brands any supporter of an armed group a terrorist sympathizer - no matter their ideology. (Andrew Council/MCT) Andew Council / MCT

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