Squad members Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) and Rep. Cori Bush (D-MO) had been the one two Congressmen to vote in opposition to a invoice that bars Hamas and different terrorists who took half within the October 7 jihadist terror assault on Israel from entry into the USA. The invoice handed 422 to 2 with one Democrat voting current: Rep. Delia Ramirez (IL). Different Squad members voted for the bill which was launched by Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA).
In a press release, Tlaib, the one Palestinian-American in Congress, stated, she voted in opposition to the invoice as a result of it’s “redundant” and that it was a “GOP messaging invoice getting used to incite anti-Arab, anti-Palestinian, and anti-Muslim hatred that makes communities like ours unsafe.”
Tlaib was censured by the Home on November 7, 2023 for her anti-Semitic feedback after the October 7 assault on Israel. The bipartisan vote was 234-188 with 22 Democrats voting for censure. File display screen picture.
Bush is being investigated for alleged misuse of federal funds, file display screen picture.
Excerpt from the invoice, H.R. 6679, the No Immigration Advantages for Hamas Terrorists Act:
…(A) by inserting “Palestinian Islamic Jihad, or Hamas” after “Palestine Liberation Group”;
…(H) PARTICIPANTS IN HAMAS TERRORISM AGAINST ISRAEL.—Any alien who carried out, participated in, deliberate, financed, afforded materials help to, or in any other case facilitated any of the assaults in opposition to Israel initiated by Hamas starting on October 7, 2023, is inadmissible.”
“(D) INELIGIBILITY FOR RELIEF.—Any alien who carried out, participated in, deliberate, financed, afforded materials help to, or in any other case facilitated any of the assaults in opposition to Israel initiated by Hamas starting on October 7, 2023, shall be ineligible for any aid underneath the immigration legal guidelines, together with underneath this part, part 208, and part 2242 of the Omnibus Consolidated and Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 1999 (and any rules issued pursuant to such part).”.
The invoice now goes to the Senate.
422-2-1: Home handed laws to ban U.S. entry to people who had been concerned in October seventh Hamas terrorist assault on Israel and deport these presently within the nation. The No Immigration Advantages for Hamas Terrorists Act now heads to the Senate. pic.twitter.com/U2y2RQTj8D
— Craig Caplan (@CraigCaplan) January 31, 2024
Bush posted a press release about her vote on X Twitter, “I opposed H.R. 6679 as a result of it’s a redundant, empty messaging invoice Republicans are utilizing to focus on immigrants and incite anti-Palestinian hate. Republicans have ZERO credibility on these points.”
I opposed H.R. 6679 as a result of it’s a redundant, empty messaging invoice Republicans are utilizing to focus on immigrants and incite anti-Palestinian hate.
Republicans have ZERO credibility on these points.
— Congresswoman Cori Bush (@RepCori) February 1, 2024
Ramirez released a statement on her ‘current’ vote:
“I voted PRESENT as a result of I’m achieved with political video games. The bulk is losing time bringing a invoice that’s already present legislation. There are ALREADY no immigration advantages for Hamas terrorists. After collaborating for 15 hours of a sham impeachment, I couldn’t abdomen one other invoice solely launched to attain low cost political factors, politicize immigration, and divide our communities. Just like the Republican’s sham impeachment, this invoice doesn’t meaningfully handle border safety nor additional shield our communities. H.R.6679 is pointless. It’s a waste of sources and time. And I’m not taking part in alongside.”
Tlaib posted a longer statement masking her ‘no’ votes on 4 payments in search of to tighten immigration legal guidelines:
Tlaib Opposes Hateful GOP Anti-Immigrant Payments
At this time, Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (MI-12) launched the next assertion concerning her opposition to 4 hateful anti-immigrant payments:
“As soon as once more, my colleagues have chosen to waste our time inciting racism that places our immigrant neighbors in danger and makes our communities much less protected. These 4 payments have one frequent theme: dehumanizing our immigrant neighbors. These are racist, fear-mongering payments that do nothing to repair our outdated and inhumane immigration system.
H.R. 6678 would violate basic due course of protections by including new grounds of exclusion and deportation primarily based on mere allegations, not convictions, of Social Safety fraud. Nobody ought to be separated from their communities and their household on account of an unproven allegation.
H.R. 6976 would imply that our immigrant neighbors who got here right here lawfully and who’ve resided in our communities for many years may very well be deported and ripped from their households on account of one misdemeanor DUI conviction, making a separate and unequal system of justice.
H.R. 5585 would create a brand new federal legal offense for evading Border Patrol, although this offense already exists in practically an identical type in federal legislation. Since that is already unlawful, it’s clear that the purpose of this invoice is solely to demonize migrants and asylum seekers.
H.R. 6679 is pointless as a result of it’s redundant with already present federal legislation. It’s simply one other GOP messaging invoice getting used to incite anti-Arab, anti-Palestinian, and anti-Muslim hatred that makes communities like ours unsafe.
I made a promise to my residents after they despatched me to Congress that I might take significant actions to finish hateful Trump-era immigration insurance policies, reunite households, welcome migrants and asylum seekers, and reform our immigration system. I reaffirm that dedication at present, and can all the time communicate fact to energy within the face of disgusting makes an attempt by my colleagues to dehumanize our immigrant neighbors.”