Breitbart News has learned that Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) is leading a bill that would make it illegal for pro-Hamas foreigners, even those directly linked to the terrorist group, to legally come to the United States.
He is presenting the “Terrorist Inadmissible Codification Act” with Senators Rick Scott (R-FL), Ted Budd (R-NC), and Bill Cassidy (R-LA). This comes after terrorist strikes against Israel and pro-Hamas rallies around the world.
The bill, which Breitbart News was the only one to review before it was introduced in the Senate, would add foreign nationals who back Hamas, Hezbollah, Al-Qaeda, the Islamic State (ISIS), or the Palestine Islamic Jihad (PIJ) to the list of people who are not allowed to enter the country. This would make them automatically inadmissible under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).
In a statement to Breitbart News, Rubio said, “Foreign enemies and terrorist supporters have no place here in America.” He also said that legal immigrants within the U.S. who support terrorists should be removed right away:
“Since support for Hamas is still growing, it is in our national security interest to make sure that foreigners who want to hurt our country are not allowed to come here. Those who are already here need to be taken out.”
If passed, the bill would be important because the current INA rules on inadmissible only specifically name the organization known as the Palestinian Liberation (PLO).
Attorney General Alejandro Mayorkas is refusing to promise that pro-Hamas foreigners will be deported quickly, even though Rubio and other GOP Senators have asked President Biden’s administration for him to do so.
Responding to a question this week from Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) about whether DHS will start canceling visas for foreign nationals in the US who attend pro-Hamas demonstrations, Mayorkas stated, “It is an issue of legal interpretations of the statute,” making them subject to deportation.
John Kirby, director for the National Security Council, stated last month that the Biden government would not take away the visas of foreigners in the US who support Hamas.