The Hill article Republicans in the Senate are proposing legislation to block all Muslim immigration and bar U.S. citizens and permanent residents from entering the country for at least 10 years if they were convicted of a terrorist offense.
The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 5-2 Wednesday to advance a bill that would prohibit the entry of U.A.E. nationals who have been convicted of terrorism offenses, and ban them from entering for 10 years.
Sen. Marco Rubio Marco Antonio RubioThe Hill’s 12:30 Report – Presented by Sprint – Trump’s tariffs hit new low – Senate panel to vote on Kavanaugh confirmation McConnell expects GOP to hold Kavanaugh vote, warns Democrats – House passes tax bill MORE (R-Fla.) introduced the legislation earlier this month.
It was backed by Sen. Rand Paul Randal (Rand) Howard PaulA Senator Gary Johnson could be good not just for Libertarians, but for the Senate too Conservatives left frustrated as Congress passes big spending bills Senate approves 4B spending bill MORE, the libertarian-leaning former presidential candidate who was considered for the GOP presidential nomination in 2016.
Democrats have argued that the measure will stifle the flow of refugees from the Middle East.
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The bill was introduced by Sens.
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Cruz said in a statement that the bill is needed to keep Americans safe and prevent the spread of terrorism.
“The bill would prohibit any admission of refugees into the United States who have committed acts of terrorism, as well as anyone who has engaged in a criminal or terrorist activity,” Cruz said.
“It would also prohibit entry of Syrian refugees, and all other people from areas of conflict.
The measure is part of the “Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act,” which also includes legislation aimed at preventing people from becoming terrorists.”
I support the legislation, and I look forward to working with our Republican colleagues to enact this commonsense, common sense immigration reform.”
The measure is part of the “Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act,” which also includes legislation aimed at preventing people from becoming terrorists.
The bipartisan legislation would also provide federal funding for border security, border enforcement and border control.
It would also require U.N. refugee resettlement and asylum-seekers to provide proof of a refugee status.
The legislation would prohibit refugees from coming to the U.K., Germany, France, the Netherlands, the United Arab Emirates, Canada, Canada’s largest trading partner, and Australia.