Andrew McCarthy: ‘No, the Constitution Does Not Bar Religious Tests in Immigration Law’

Iraqi supporters of Moqtada al-Sadr attend Friday prayers in Baghdad's Sadr City April 1, 2016, a day after the influential Shiite cleric ordered his followers to end a two-week sit-in in the capital calling for government reform. Sadr ordered his followers to end the sit-in on March 31 after the country's premier proposed new ministers for a technocratic cabinet that he had demanded. / AFP / AHMAD AL-RUBAYE (Photo credit should read AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images)
Andrew C. McCarthy, Senior Fellow at National Review and former Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, writes in National Review that Donald Trump’s proposed temporary ban on Muslim immigration is not unconstitutional. McCarthy notes that “properly vetting would-be immigrants’ religious beliefs is not only legal — it would be wise and prudent.”