Houston, Texas (CBS HOUSTON) — Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, is proposing a bill that would revoke U.S. citizenship from Americans who join the Islamic militants in Iraq and Syria.
The proposed legislation, entitled the Expatriate Terrorists Act, would alter the requirements for stripping U.S. citizenship to those who “become a member of” or provide “material assistance” to a “designated foreign terrorist organization.” The bill would amend an existing law passed in 1940 that allows the stripping of U.S. citizenship for any person voting in another country’s elections or joining military forces with countries at war with the U.S.
The bill includes Americans who “will engage in hostilities against the United States,” or who “will commit acts of terror against the United States or nationals of the United States.”
“Americans who choose to go to Syria or Iraq to fight with vicious ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) terrorists…
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