Biden regime could be set to import Gaza refugees into U.S. – report

Republicans are furious over a CBS News report that the Biden administration is mulling importing Gaza Palestinians as refugees amid the Israel-Hamas war.

The report was filed Tuesday by CBS News via internal Biden administration documents that the outlet has obtained.

“In recent weeks, the documents show, senior officials across several federal U.S. agencies have discussed the practicality of different options to resettle Palestinians from Gaza who have immediate family members who are American citizens or permanent residents,” CBS News notes.

One option reportedly entails taking advantage of the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program to welcome Palestinians who’ve successfully fled Gaza and made it into Egypt.

This method would grant the Palestinians “permanent residency, resettlement benefits like housing assistance and a path to American citizenship.”

However, earning entry into the U.S. would require the would-be refugees to “pass a series of eligibility, medical and security screenings.”

Also, the eligible population is expected to be very small.

In a statement to CBS News, the White House for its part appeared to publicly deny that such a plan exists.

“[The administration] categorically rejects any actions leading to the forced relocation of Palestinians from Gaza or the West Bank or the redrawing of the borders of Gaza,” the statement reads.

“The best path forward is to achieve a sustainable cease-fire through a hostage deal that will stabilize the situation and pave the way to a two-state solution,” it continues.

Republicans for their part don’t appear to believe the administration:

Congressional Republicans are furious over the reported proposal for various reasons, including the radicalism of most Palestinians.

“The average person in Gaza that’s been taught to hate Jews, you know, their view is they don’t necessarily want their own state,” Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis noted back in October.

“What they seek is the destruction of the Jewish state. And that is not limited to Hamas. That is a widespread, deeply embedded belief amongst Palestinian Arabs in the Gaza Strip,” he added.

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What DeSantis said was backed by polling data.

A poll specifically conducted by Arab World for Research in the wake of the Oct. 7th terror attack on Israel found that large majority of Palestinians viewed America negatively, viewed Hamas positively, and supported the terror attack.

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Back in October, Republican Reps. Tom Tiffany and Andy Ogles introduced the Guaranteeing Aggressors Zero Admission Act, or the GAZA Act, which would reportedly bar the Biden administration from issuing visas to Palestinians.

“Following the horrific attack by Iranian-backed Hamas terrorists on innocent Israeli civilians, the last thing America ought to do is trust identity documents issued by the radicals that oversee these territories,” Tiffany said in a statement at the time.

“We need to put our security at home first and that starts by closing the door to bad actors who might be seeking to enter our country,” he added.

“At a time when the threat of terrorism is not only grotesquely on display but being encouraged and justified, it is critical that we do our best to ensure the security of our nation,” Ogles likewise said.

The bill has yet to pass the House.

Responding to the latest news, critics on the social media platform X mostly sided with Republicans.

Vivek Saxena

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