(PressTV) – New bipartisan legislation introduced in US Congress says Americans involved in terrorist activities should be denied their right of citizenship.
If passed, the Terrorist Expatriation Act would strip any American that provides material support or resources to foreign terrorists from their citizenship.
“As the attempted terrorist attack on Times Square showed us again, our enemies today are even more willing than the Nazis or fascists were to kill innocent civilian Americans [in WWII],” Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Connecticut, told reporters on Thursday, according to CNN.
“Our enemies today,” he said, “are stateless actors who don’t wear uniforms and plot against Americans abroad and here in the United States.”
Lieberman, the chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee and a staunch supporter of the Israeli regime, argued that the proposed bill is the expansion of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1940.
However, some lawmakers remain to be skeptical about the bill.
“I think that goes too far,” Sen. Richard Durbin, D-Illinois told Fox News. “I really believe there are ways to make this country safe without abandoning some of the most fundamental principles. To remove a person’s citizenship without some adjudication in my mind is a step too far.”
The legislation, co-sponsored by Lieberman and Scott Brown, R-Massachusetts, comes on the heel of a so-called terrorist attack in New York on Times Square, reminding Americans of 9/11 terrorist incidents.
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