Finally, sanity arrives in DC in the form of Ted Cruz’s new bill. Vetting and banning those from danger countries is really only half the battle. What about all the Americans and Europeans who have joined ISIS. Are we just going to let them back in after ISIS is routed?
“If an American citizen travels abroad and joins a terrorist group waging jihad on America, attempting to murder innocent Americans, this legislation would strip that individual of their U.S. citizenship, so that we would not have terrorists returning to America using U.S. passports,” Cruz told the Washington Examiner.
Hundreds of Americans have tried to join the Islamic State in recent years, another 124 U.S. citizens or green card holders have traveled overseas to join other jihadist groups in the years since the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. This should be an idea that even Senate Democrats can support given that Hillary Clinton, when she was in the Senate, supported very similar legislation,” Cruz said.
Cruz’s bill, introduced in the House by Rep. Steve King of Iowa, uses the same process the government has used since 1926 to revoke citizenship from Americans who join foreign armies at war with the United States and just applies it to terrorists who join ISIS.
“This legislation is a common-sense step to recognize that people can wage war against America in more ways than one,” Cruz said. “You don’t need to be a member of a nation-state military to be a terrorist at war with America.”
Why is this even controversial? Makes perfect sense to me. The left is all up in arms but with zero power in DC save the filibuster they will have little say in whether Senator Cruz’s bill becomes law.