That any person be denied participation in the American immigration process or to be denied access to the U.S. because they might be a Baptist, or a Jew, or a Catholic -- or an ornery-aggressive Unitarian -- or a Muslim, I suspect, would not pass a single courtroom test if enacted as law, policy, or mission.
Establishing immigration policy or law denying access to the U.S. predicated on religion as a disqualifier would mitigate the right to practice one's religion or to believe in God as one sees fit and so would violate the First Amendment. To disenfranchise the Constitutional Rights of a person or of the people that might practice that religion would be illegal.
But, I'll have to call my lawyer and find out...
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