Democratic Lawmakers Face Stiff Pushback Over Resettling Gaza Refugees in United States

Experts believe that one million refugees might flee the Gaza Strip as a result of the ongoing war between Israel and Hamas, and socialists and far-left lawmakers are proposing that the United States should accept them.

“Fifty percent of the population in Gaza are children. The international community as well as the United States should be prepared to welcome refugees from Palestine while being very careful to vet and not allow members of Hamas,” Rep. Jamaal Bowman, a New York member of the Socialist-Democratic “Squad” who remains under investigation for triggering a fire alarm in the House Cannon Office Building earlier this month.

However, Republicans have already rejected this proposal. Key Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX), Tom Cotton (R-AK), Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Rick Scott (R-FL) said they would oppose Palestinian resettlement efforts to the United States.

“The U.S. is the most generous nation in the world, but we are in no position to accept additional refugees, especially from a region with as high a risk of terrorism, given our nation’s inability to secure our own border or vet those who are already here,” Rubio told The New York Post.

Scott remarked that “the entire focus of the United States right now should be on rescuing American hostages, and making sure that Israel has every resource needed to defeat Iran backed-Hamas and defend its homeland.”

Cotton said: “Iran should take responsibility for any Palestinian refugees caused by its proxy . . . war with Israel. Iran is responsible for the death and destruction — it should be responsible for refugees as well.”

A number of conservative pundits rejected the idea of taking Gaza refugees.

Other commentators noted that Arab nations have been reluctant in offering refugee resettlement to those fleeing Gaza.

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According to State Department records, the United States accepted 25,465 refugees from around the globe in 2022, a 123% increase from 2021.

According to census data, approximately 170,000 Palestinians reside in the United States.

Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) is the only Palestinian-American member of Congress, and she presently flies a Palestinian flag outside of her House office.

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John
John
5 months ago

Yeah
Sanctuary citys!

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