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Bill to deport illegal aliens involved in crimes during protests co-sponsored by Rouzer

THERESA OPEKA

Carolina Journal


Congressman David Rouzer, NC-07, is a co-sponsor, along with Congressman Dan Meuser, R-PA, on legislation introduced by Congresswoman Beth Van Duyne, R-TX, that would prompt deporting illegal aliens who participate in criminal activity during pro-terrorism or antisemitic demonstrations, including those currently occupying and vandalizing university campuses across the country.


H.R. 8221, the Hamas Supporters Have No Home Here Act, delivers consequences by amending the Immigration and Nationality Act to expand removability from the United States to include any crime committed during participation in a pro-terrorist or antisemitic rally.

Rouzer states in a press release that foreign students have been involved in planning, supporting, and attending the destructive gatherings, which are in direct conflict with university directives, student conduct policies, and the rule of law.


“America must not tolerate the criminal behavior by radical protestors occupying campuses across the country, including those the United States has allowed into our country on student visas,” said Rouzer. “It’s time to restore law and order, protect students, and show the world there are consequences for those who come to the United States and exploit the freedoms we cherish.”


One of the primary organizers of anti-Israel rallies in the US, according to the Anti-Defamation League, is Samidoun, an international organization also known as the Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network, which has praised Hamas’s invasion of Israeli villages, kidnapping of civilian hostages, and promoted a webinar with a Hamas spokesperson.


Samidoun has also been designated as a terrorist group by Israel that co-sponsored an anti-Israel rally at Princeton University last year. It is also financially sponsored by the Alliance for Global Justice, a 501(c)(3) charity that has received millions of dollars from the George Soros-backed Tides Center and Tides Foundation.


In November, Columbia University and Barnard College created a “Doxing Resource Group” to scrub foreign students digital footprints that may have evidence, such as their photo or name, that could lead to the visa revocation and deportation for participating in rallies in support of terrorism and the murder of Jews.


Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), which has more than 200 chapters on campuses across the United States and has played a key role in organizing anti-Israel protests, has received more than $3 million from Hamas-linked charities, according to research from The Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy.


Victims of the Oct. 7 terror attacks in Israel are suing National Students for Justice in Palestine and the AJP Educational Foundation Inc., also known as American Muslims for Palestine, saying they are operating “as collaborators and propagandists for Hamas.”


The suit filed in US District Court in Virginia this week says the groups use “propaganda to intimidate, convince, and recruit uninformed, misguided, and impressionable college students to serve as foot soldiers for Hamas on campus and beyond.”


NSJP’s website identifies UNC-Chapel Hill, UNC-Charlotte, and Wake Forest University as “popular universities for Gaza solidarity encampments.” [sic]


It has been a tense week at UNC-Chapel Hill. 


On Tuesday, demonstrators broke through police barricades to lower the American flag in the main quad and raise a mock Palestinian flag instead. In a video posted to X by student media organization The Daily Tar Heel, Interim Chancellor Lee Roberts is shown walking to the quad, surrounded by law enforcement officers, to put the American flag back up. Counter-protesters surrounded the flagpole and chanted “USA,” thanking Roberts for his intervention.


The media organization reported that on Friday, a group of about 100 pro-Palestine demonstrators walked from the Peace and Justice Plaza through campus, walking in the middle of Franklin Street, blocking the path of moving cars. The march ended shortly after. 

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