Republican Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton (File)

Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton Demands That DHS Deport Pro-Hamas Foreign Nationals In The US

Forget about accepting pro-Hamas refugees into America. Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas wants to toss out those who are already here.
Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas

Forget about accepting pro-Hamas refugees into America. Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas wants to toss out those who are already here.

The Arkansas Republican on Monday sent a letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas urging him to “immediately deport any foreign national—including and especially any alien on a student visa—that has expressed support for Hamas and its murderous attacks on Israel.”

Major U.S. universities, including the University of Florida and Florida State University, have become breeding grounds for pro-Hamas sentiment since the terrorist group launched the Oct. 7 attacks that have killed more than 1,300 Israelis and more than 30 Americans.

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Writing to Mayorkas, Cotton noted, “These fifth-columnists have no place in the United States.”

“Federal law is clear that any alien who ‘endorses or espouses terrorist activity or persuades others to endorse or espouse terrorist activity or support a terrorist organization’ is inadmissible and must be deported,” Cotton added.

“Swiftly removing and permanently barring from future reentry any foreign student who signed onto or shared approvingly the anti-Semitic letter from the Harvard Palestine Solidarity Committee on October 7 would be a good place to start.”

Continuing, Cotton added, “The appalling explosion of anti-Semitism in the United States over the past few weeks should disturb anyone who shares American values.”

“While American citizens may have a First Amendment right to speak disgusting vitriol if they so choose, no foreign national has a right to advocate for terrorism in the United States,” he concluded.

Cotton also spoke out against Democrats who are calling on President Joe Biden to broker a ceasefire as Israel gears up for a major offensive to root out the Hamas terrorists from Gaza.

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“Demanding a cease-fire is calling for Hamas to get away with massacring Israelis and Americans. It’s the pro-Hamas position,” Cotton said on X, formerly Twitter.

“The reality is because Hamas is in control, letting aid into Gaza is resupplying Hamas. In the long run, the best way to aid the Palestinian people is for Hamas to be completely destroyed.”   

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