Donald Trump’s disgraced former Interior Secretary turn GOP congressman, Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-MT) introduced a bill on Thursday that would ban Palestinians from entering the United States and expel those who entered after Oct. 1.
Zinke’s Safeguarding Americans from Extremism (SAFE) Act, would require the Department of Homeland Security to stop issuing visas or granting refugee status and asylum for individuals holding a passport issued by the Authority (PA).
The bill would also revoke visas and refugee or asylum status for Palestinians who were granted it after October 1.
“This legislation keeps America safe. I don’t trust the Biden Administration any more than I do the Palestinian Authority to screen who is allowed to come into the United States,” Zinke said in a statement.
“This is the most anti-Hamas immigration legislation I have seen and it’s well deserved,” he added, conflating Hamas, the terrorist group, with all Palestinians.
The bill is co-sponsored by several far right members of the House Republican conference, including Reps Ronny Jackson (R-TX), Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) and Andy Biggs (R-AZ).