Terrorist-Exclusion-List-TEL Law and Legal Definition

Terrorist Exclusion List (TEL) refers to a list prepared by the Secretary of State, in consultation with or upon the request of the Attorney General, to designate terrorist organizations for immigration purposes. TEL helps homeland security efforts by facilitating the U.S. government ability to exclude aliens from entering the U.S.

An organization is included on TEL if the Secretary of State finds that the organization:

a. commits or incites to commit, under circumstances indicating an intention to cause death or serious bodily injury, a terrorist activity;

b. prepares or plans a terrorist activity;

c. gathers information on potential targets for terrorist activity; or

d. provides material support to further terrorist activity.