Hoeven, Rubio Call on Biden to Enforce Existing Law, Revoke Visas of Foreign Nationals Supporting Hamas & Terrorist Organizations

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator John Hoeven (R-N.D.) this week joined Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) in introducing a resolution calling on President Joe Biden to enforce existing law and revoke the visas of foreign nationals who endorse or espouse activity in support of Hamas or other Foreign Terrorist Organizations (FTOs). The resolution comes in response to foreign nationals within the U.S. supporting Hamas’s declaration of an international “day of rage” and the terrorist acts committed against Israel. Under current U.S. law, supporters of terrorism or terrorist groups are prohibited from entering the country. The senators will seek to pass the resolution by unanimous consent.

“It is unconscionable for any individual to support the horrific violence committed by Hamas against Israel,” said Senator Hoeven. “Foreign nationals who support terrorist groups are not only acting against the values of our nation, but they undermine our security and should not be allowed to remain in the U.S.”

“It is a blessing to live in America and any individual that is promoting Hamas should have that privilege revoked. Republicans are united in calling on President Biden to enforce current law and revoke the visas of any foreign national who support Hamas or any other Foreign Terrorist Organization,” said Senator Rubio.

In addition to Hoeven and Rubio, the resolution is cosponsored by Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Katie Britt (R-Ala.), Rick Scott (R-Fla.), Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), J.D. Vance (R-Ohio), Ted Budd (R-N.C.), Pete Ricketts (R-Neb.), Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.), Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) and John Cornyn (R-Texas).