Hoeven, Colleagues Push Back on Biden Administration Policy Permitting Individuals that Support Terrorism to Immigrate to U.S.

BISMARCK, N.D. – Senator John Hoeven this week joined Senator Bill Hagerty (R-Tenn.) in pressing Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas and Secretary of State Antony Blinken to explain why their departments will no longer bar from being eligible for immigration to the United States, individuals who provide “insignificant material support” or “limited material support” to terrorist organizations. The senators called on the secretaries to provide a timely explanation and justification for this broad new authority, which substantially changes U.S. immigration policy and affects national security.

“We write because the American people deserve an explanation regarding the broad, open-ended nature of this authority for exempting individuals who would otherwise be barred from immigration to the United States for supporting a terrorist organization,” wrote the senators. 

In addition to Hoeven and Hagerty, the letter was signed by Senators Rick Scott (R-FL), Kevin Cramer (R-ND), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Joni Ernst (R-IA), Roger Marshall (R-KS), Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) and Steve Daines (R-MT).

Click here for the full text of the letter.