House Republicans have introduced legislation titled the Guaranteeing Aggressors Zero Admission Act, or the GAZA Act, to stop the flow of Palestinians from coming into the U.S. amid the ongoing Israel-Hamas war.
The legislation was introduced by Reps. Tom Tiffany (R-Wis.) and Andy Ogles (R-Tenn.)
“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,” Tiffany wrote on X, formerly called Twitter. “I introduced the GAZA Act to protect America’s national security.”
After the botched withdrawal from Afghanistan in 2021, the Biden administration allowed thousands of Afghanistan refugees to be resettled in the U.S. and it was recently revealed that they “have not all been given interviews” by federal law enforcement officials, according to Breitbart.
The legislation introduced would prevent those with passports issued by the Palestinian Authority to be eligible for visas or to get admission into the U.S.
“At a time when the threat of terrorism is not only grotesquely on display but being encouraged and justified, it is critical that we do our best to ensure the security of our nation,” Ogles said, according to Newsmax.
Earlier this week, the Israel Defense Forces called on roughly 1 million people living in northern Gaza to evacuate their homes as the country is expected to launch a retaliatory offensive against Hamas.