Patriot Act Terrorist Exclusion List

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The Patriot Act Terrorist Exclusion List (TEL) was a list created by the United States Secretary of State under the authority of Section 411 of the USA Patriot Act of 2001 (8 U.S.C. § 1182), in consultation with or upon the request of the Attorney General, to designate an organization as a terrorist organization for immigration purposes. The Secretary of State can use classified and/or unclassified information available to the Secretary that a group has committed, or provided material support to further, terrorist acts. A TEL designation attempts to bolster homeland security efforts by allowing the US government to exclude from entry into the United States or to deport aliens associated with entities on the TEL.[1][2] The list hasn't been updated since 2014.

TEL is one of four primary counter-terrorism lists established by the US government, the others being: the State Sponsors of Terrorism, Foreign Terrorist Organizations (FTO), and Executive Order 13224. Each list has its individual mechanisms, but they all serve to combat terrorism, punish terrorists and their supporters, and pressure changes in the behavior of designated states and groups.[3]

The list as of December 5, 2001[edit]

39 organizations were designated as terrorist organizations on December 5, 2001.[4]

Designated on 6 November 2002[edit]

  • Al Taqwa Trade, Property and Industry Company Ltd.
  • Bank Al Taqwa Ltd.
  • Nada Management Organization
  • Youssef M. Nada & Co. Gesellschaft M.B.H.
  • Ummah Tameer E-Nau (UTN)
  • Loyalist Volunteer Force (LVF)
  • Ulster Defense Association
  • Afghan Support Committee
  • Revival of Islamic Heritage Society (Pakistan and Afghanistan offices—Kuwait office not designated)[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ United States Secretary of State, Terrorist Exclusion List
  2. ^ Edward V. Linden (2003). Focus on Terrorism, Volume 6. ISBN 9781590336175.
  3. ^ US Programs and Policy
  4. ^ Federal Register: Designation of 39 "Terrorist Organizations" Under the "PATRIOT USA Act"
  5. ^ [1] page 152