According to the New York Times:
Federal authorities have prevented two relatives of a father and son convicted recently in a terrorism-related case from returning home to California from Pakistan unless they agree to be interviewed by the F.B.I.
It is unclear whether the men, Muhammad Ismail, 45, and his son Jaber, 18, have a direct connection to the terrorism case or if they have been caught up in circumstance.
“They’ve been given the opportunity to meet with the F.B.I. over there and answer a few questions, and they’ve declined to do that,” Mr. Scott said through a spokeswoman, Mary Wenger.
While the men are relatives of a person convicted of terrorism, they have been charged with no crime and are being forced to waive their Constitutional rights or be denied entry back into their country. Imagine, you’re on vacation overseas and your cousin blows up a building somewhere. You don’t know this cousin well, but the FBI thinks you might know more, so they tell you that you can’t come home until you talk with them, without a lawyer and still overseas. How would you feel about that?
Maybe these guys are bad people. Maybe they’re terrorists. However, they’re also American citizens and cannot have their rights taken without due process of law. Charge them, indict them, subpoena them, but don’t make them into refugees.