House Republicans have recently proposed a bill called the Guaranteeing Aggressors Zero Admission (GAZA) Act. No doubt this bill will be labeled racist or Islamophobic by the communist squad members in Congress.
This bill, spearheaded by Representatives Tom Tiffany of Wisconsin and Andy Ogles of Tennessee, would prohibit the Biden administration from issuing visas to holders of Palestinian passports as well as prevent the Department of Homeland Security from granting entry into the United States through its parole program.
If passed, this legislation would restrict any new Palestinian refugees from entering the United States in light of the current crisis in Gaza.
“We can’t let President Biden abuse our parole and visa rules to bring unvetted Palestinians into American communities the way he did with thousands of unvetted Afghans,” said Rep. Tom Tiffany in a statement. “I introduced the GAZA Act to protect America’s national security.”
We can't let President Biden abuse our parole and visa rules to bring unvetted Palestinians into American communities the way he did with thousands of unvetted Afghans.
I introduced the GAZA Act to protect America’s national security.https://t.co/wPCYFlCNps
— Rep. Tom Tiffany (@RepTiffany) October 14, 2023
Experts have raised the alarm over Israel’s ongoing bombardment of Gaza, stating that it could create more than a million new Palestinian refugees.
According to the 2020 census, 170,000 people in the US declared themselves as having Palestinian heritage. However, many within the Palestinian community contend that this figure is an underestimation due to some individuals’ reluctance to identify as Arab.
Chicago, Detroit and Los Angeles are home to the largest concentrations of Palestinians in America, with Illinois boasting 17261 people – the highest number by state.
Last week, Representative Ogles expressed concern over open borders and called for mass deportations and an end to sanctuary cities or amnesty.
Our border is wide open!
The enemy is already here!!
We must begin MASS DEPORTATIONS immediately and secure our Nation!!!
NO AMNESTY!!! pic.twitter.com/IvsUl63GQK
— Congressman Andy Ogles (@AndyOgles) October 9, 2023
At a time when the United States is contending with multiple security threats, both domestically and abroad, some Palestinians have celebrated the 9/11 attacks on America.
The Palestinian territory has been under the control of Hamas—a U.S.-designated terrorist organization—since 2006. In light of this, far-left legislators such as New York Rep. Jamaal Bowman are advocating for the United States to accept refugees from Gaza.
“The international community, as well as the United States, should be prepared to welcome refugees from Palestine while being very careful to vet and not allow members of Hamas,” Bowman told reporters.
The situation of the Palestinians is dire, yet none of their neighboring Arab countries have chosen to take them in. Understandably, this raises concern about the prospect of the United States taking on this responsibility.
Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX), Tom Cotton (R-AR), Marco Rubio (R-FL), and Rick Scott (R-Fla.) have all expressed opposition to resettling Palestinians in the United States given that our country is already dealing with a crisis caused by open-border policies.