Bachmann Bill Would Remove Passport, Strip Citizenship for Those Who Leave the US to Fight With ISIS

Bachmann Bill Would Remove Passport, Strip Citizenship for Those Who Leave the US to Fight With ISIS

Many Americans were outraged after State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki admitted that United States citizens who leave the country to fight for terrorist organizations will not have their passports revoked. So, in response, Rep. Michele Bachmann has introduced a bill to do just that.

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U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., has introduced a bill that would prevent U.S. citizens who have gone to fight with Islamic State terrorists from returning to the United States.

Not only would they be barred from re-entering the country, they would lose their passport and the process of stripping them of their citizenship would begin, Bachmann told Greta Van Susteren on Monday’s “On the Record.”

“This is common sense,” the congresswoman said. “We can’t allow these Islamic State fighters to come back into this country.”

… State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki was asked during a Sept. 2 press briefing whether someone would lose their passport for joining a terrorist group. “It’s not as black and white as that,” she said.

Bachman said they are put on a terror watch list and have to go through extra airport screening.

The fact that this even needs to be done is shameful. It is seemingly common sense to prevent known Islamic terrorists from being able to enter the country, but then, common sense has never been this administration’s strong point, has it?

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