House Republicans Tell Mayorkas To Not Bring ‘Large Numbers Of Palestinians’ Into U.S.
Demonstrators holding Palestinian flags gather near the US Consulate during a protest in support of Palestinians, in Casablanca, on October 18, 2023. (Photo by FADEL SENNA / AFP)
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Rep. Tom Tiffany (R-WI) and Rep. Andy Ogles (R-TN) sent a letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas this week demanding that the Biden administration not let into the U.S. “large numbers of Palestinians.”

The letter came as the two introduced the Guaranteeing Aggressors Zero Admission or GAZA Act to ensure that supporters of the terrorist organization Hamas are not allowed into the U.S. as refugees.

“Like many Americans, we are concerned about the possibility that the Biden administration may be mulling plans to bring large numbers of Palestinians into the United States. As you know, at least one Democratic House member has already called for the wide-scale resettlement of Palestinians in American communities,” the Republican lawmakers wrote to Mayorkas.

Tiffany and Ogles said that the GAZA Act was necessary in light of the Hamas terror attacks against Israel that left over 1,400 dead — including women and children.

While the Biden administration has not announced any plans to fly large numbers of Palestinians out of Gaza, they have not ruled it out yet. Ogles and Tiffany pointed to the chaotic Afghanistan withdrawal and mass evacuations that led to large numbers of Afghans entering the U.S. who had not been thoroughly vetted.

“The chaotic resettlement of more than 76,000 Afghans in the wake of the fall of Kabul, for example, resulted in countless Afghans who played no role whatsoever in assisting American forces during the war winding up in the United States. In other cases, we saw Afghans with past criminal convictions – including individuals who had been previously deported – making their way on to evacuation flights, and the resettlement of others who went on to commit appalling crimes ranging from assault to sexual abuse of minors,” the letter said.

The lawmakers say that they do not want the Biden administration to use “categorical parole” to let Palestinians into the U.S. amid Israel’s war with Hamas.

“Mr. Secretary, the American people do not want to see this dangerous situation repeated with Palestinians. Moreover, they deserve more than a vague assurance from a White House spokesman that the Biden administration hasn’t yet identified a legally dubious mechanism to flood American neighborhoods with foreigners from a region that is a global hotspot for Islamic terrorism,” the letter said.


On Wednesday, Ogles reacted to a Daily Wire investigation that found that the U.S. immigration enforcement agency hired a former spokeswoman for the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) and put her in a position to determine who gets to come into the country as an immigrant or “asylum seeker.”

The official, Nejwa Ali, also repeatedly posted pro-Hamas messaging on her social media, writing, “F*** Israel and any Jew who supports Israel” in the wake of the terrorist attacks.

Ogles posted on X: “You can’t make this up. Joe Biden is placing pro-TERRORIST individuals in charge of America’s ASYLUM claims.”

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