Posted on November 6, 2023

House Republican Proposes Bill to Expel Palestinians From the US

Cami Mondeaux, Washington Examiner, November 3, 2023

Palestinians could be banned from entering the United States, and those who are already in the country could be at risk of being expelled under a new bill proposed by House Republicans this week.

Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-MT) introduced the Safeguarding Americans from Extremism Act on Thursday, seeking to prevent “Palestinian terrorists” from entering the country by halting the Department of Homeland Security from issuing visas or granting asylum to individuals seeking to enter the country with a Palestinian Authority passport. The bill would also expel any immigrants who were granted visas or entered the country on or after Oct. 1.

“I don’t trust the Biden administration any more than I do the Palestinian Authority to screen who is allowed to come into the United States,” Zinke said. “This is the most anti-Hamas immigration legislation I have seen, and it’s well deserved. Given the circumstances, the threats to our immigration system, and the history of terrorists abusing refugee, asylum, and visa processes all over the world, the requirements in this bill are necessary to keep Americans safe. This bill does exactly that.”

The bill would also bar the DHS from granting Palestinians temporary protected status or refugee status {snip}