Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) is main a invoice to prohibit pro-Hamas overseas nationals, together with these straight related to the terrorist group, from legally immigrating to the United States, Breitbart News has solely realized.
Following terrorist assaults in opposition to Israel and subsequent pro-Hamas rallies the world over, Rubio is introducing the “Terrorist Inadmissibility Codification Act” together with Sens. Rick Scott (R-FL), Ted Budd (R-NC), and Bill Cassidy (R-LA).
The laws, solely reviewed by Breitbart News forward of its introduction within the Senate, would increase provisions relating to inadmissible aliens within the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) to embrace these overseas nationals related to and who espouse assist for Hamas, Hezbollah, Al-Qaeda, the Islamic State (ISIS), or the Palestine Islamic Jihad (PIJ) — all of that are terrorist organizations designated as such by the State Department.
“Foreign adversaries and terrorist sympathizers have no place in America,” Rubio informed Breitbart News in an announcement, additionally stating that such terrorist-supporting authorized immigrants already within the U.S. ought to be deported instantly:
As we proceed to face a rise in pro-Hamas sentiment, it’s in our nationwide safety curiosity to guarantee overseas nationals in search of to hurt our nation are prohibited entry. Those which might be already right here should be eliminated. [Emphasis added]
The laws, if enacted, can be vital as a result of present inadmissibility provisions within the INA solely explicitly cite the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO).
While Rubio, in addition to different GOP Senators, has pleaded with President Joe Biden’s administration to rapidly deport pro-Hamas overseas nationals from the United States, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas has refused to commit to doing so.
“It is a matter of legal interpretation of the statute,” Mayorkas stated when requested by Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) this week if DHS would start revoking visas for overseas nationals within the United States attending pro-Hamas rallies, a transfer that will make them eligible for deportation.
Last month, National Security Council spokesman John Kirby stated the Biden administration wouldn’t revoke the visas of pro-Hamas overseas nationals within the United States.
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